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follow
British English: /ˈfɒləʊ/
American English: /ˈfɑloʊ/

Translation of follow in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 1 (move after)
    (person, car) into in
    follow that cab!
    segui o insegui quel taxi!
    to have somebody followed
    fare seguire qualcuno
    I think I'm being followed
    credo di essere seguito
    followed by
    seguito da
    to follow somebody in, out she followed her father into politics
    si diede alla politica come suo padre
    they'll follow us on a later flight
    ci raggiungeranno con un volo successivo
  • 2 (come after in time)
    fare seguire
    (event, period, incident, item on list)
    succedere a
    (leader, monarch)
    I chose the salad and followed it with fish
    ho preso un'insalata e poi ho ordinato del pesce
    I followed up my swim with a sauna
    dopo aver nuotato ho fatto una sauna
    followed by
    seguito da
  • 3 (go along, be guided by)
    (clue, path, river, arrow, map, line of inquiry, tradition, fashion, instinct, instructions)
    if you follow this argument to its logical conclusion…
    se segui questo ragionamento fino alla sua conclusione logica…
  • 5 (watch or read closely)
    (sport, stock market, serial, trial, lecture, film)
    to follow something with one's eyes
    seguire qualcosa con lo sguardo
    to follow the play in one's book
    seguire la rappresentazione leggendo il testo
    to follow the fortunes of
    seguire le vicende di
    (person)
  • 6 (understand)
    (explanation, reasoning, plot)
    do you follow me?
    mi segui?
    if you follow my meaning o if you follow me
    se riesci a capire quello che voglio dire

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move after) she followed on her bike to follow in somebody's footsteps
    seguire le tracce di qualcuno
    [figurative]
    seguire o ricalcare le orme di qualcuno
  • 2 (come after in time) in the days that followed
    nei giorni seguenti
    there followed a lengthy debate
    seguì un lungo dibattito
    what follows is just a summary
    ciò che segue è solo un riassunto
    there's ice cream to follow the results were as follows
    i risultati furono i seguenti
    the sum is calculated as follows
    la somma viene calcolata come segue o nel seguente modo
  • 3 (be logical consequence) it follows that … it doesn't necessarily follow that …
    non ne consegue necessariamente che …
    problems are sure to follow
    sicuramente ne deriveranno dei problemi
    that doesn't follow
    non c'è alcun nesso
    that follows
    ha senso
    to follow from something that…
    derivare da qualcosa che…
  • 4 (understand) I don't follow
    non capisco

Idioms

follow that!

[informal]
vediamo se sai fare meglio!

Phrasal verbs

follow about

follow around:

follow [somebody] around
seguire [qualcuno] ovunque

follow on

(person)
to follow on from
essere la conseguenza di o derivare da
following on from yesterday's lecture…
riprendendo la lezione di ieri o riprendendo da dove ci siamo fermati ieri…

follow out

(American English) follow out [something]
seguire attentamente
(orders, instructions, advice)

follow through:

follow through, 1.1 (Sport)
accompagnare un colpo
follow through [something], follow [something] through 1.2
(project, scheme, experiment)
(promise)
mettere in atto
(threat)
portare avanti
(idea, theory, argument)

follow up:

1 follow up [something], follow [something] up 1.1 (reinforce, confirm)
(victory, success) with con
(good start, debut)
(letter, visit, threat)
to follow up a letter with something
fare seguito a una lettera con qualcosa
he followed up with a left hook
(boxer)
continuò assestando un gancio sinistro
1.2 (act upon, pursue)
(story, lead)
(complaint, offer, call, article)
(tip, suggestion, hint)
2 follow up [somebody], follow [somebody] up (maintain contact with)
(patient, person)

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