Definition of follow-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɒləʊʌp/


1A continuation or repetition of something that has already been started or done: [as modifier]: a follow-up study of the same interviewees after retirement
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  • The follow-up question was contingent upon the answer to the first question.
  • It was announced that the discussion will continue in a follow-up session.
  • A follow-up study last year showed the same 700 Leeds children continued to gain weight after starting secondary school.
1.1A further examination or observation of a patient in order to monitor the success of earlier treatment.
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  • She said it was a follow-up to his visit for the back spasms.
1.2A piece of work that builds on or exploits the success of earlier work: she is writing a follow-up to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
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  • It's terribly easy to criticise a follow-up to a massive success but I can only be honest and say that it hardly made me laugh at all.
  • A follow-up to his debut play The Land Of Cakes, premiered here last year, the new piece is based on his BBC radio series The Aberdee Brief.
  • As a follow-up to the IMDb records post a few days ago, who has the earliest birth date listed on IMDb?
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