See also: follow up and followup

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Etymology edit

Deverbal from follow up.

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follow-up (plural follow-ups)

  1. A subsidiary action taken in response to an event.
    • 2020 January 2, Richard Clinnick, “Midlands Metro welcomes new catenary-free trams”, in Rail, page 16:
      A follow-up order placed in 2019 will feature the technology being built into new trams which are due to arrive next year.
  2. (Internet) A posted message on a newsgroup, etc. in reply to a previous one.
  3. (sports) A shot on goal directly following another that has been saved.
    • 2011 November 5, Phil Dawkes, “QPR 2 - 3 Man City”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      It could have been much worse for City before the break, but goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Jamie Mackie's long-range shot and Helguson's headed follow-up - although the latter was offside - before Bothroyd hit the post with another header.
  4. (medicine) The revisiting of a patient in ambulatory care.

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follow-up (third-person singular simple present follows-up, present participle following-up, simple past and past participle followed-up)

  1. Nonstandard form of follow up.

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