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Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːləʊ; ˈfɒləʊ/

Translation of follow in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (go, come after) seguir* follow that cab! ¡siga (a) ese taxi! he follows me about o around wherever I go me sigue a todas partes the King entered, followed by the Queen el rey entró, seguido por or de la reina she followed him into/out of the library entró en/salió de la biblioteca tras él she followed her sister into the business siguiéndole los pasos a su hermana, se metió en el negocio
    Example sentences
    • The noise I do not leave behind; the clanging follows me.
    • Carly follows shortly behind and Adam follows her, making sure she doesn't run into anything.
    • I groaned, but followed him and looked behind me to find everyone else coming too.
    1.2 (shadow, pursue) [suspect/prey] seguir* I think we're being followed me parece que nos siguen
    Example sentences
    • He was followed some distance and observed by one officer to weave between the lines of the payment.
    • And I expect you to take appropriate precautions that we are not followed or observed.
    • It was the first time Scots had seen a man in shorts and I was followed everywhere by an angry mob with pitch forks and burning torches.
    1.3 (succeed, happen after) July follows June después de junio viene julio Edward VII followed Queen Victoria on the throne Eduardo VII sucedió a la Reina Victoria en el trono the lecture was followed by a discussion después de la conferencia hubo un debate 1.4 (repeat, improve on) [success/achievement] igualar now follow that! ¡trata de estar a la altura de eso!
  • 2 2.1 (keep to) [road/path] seguir* (por); [trail/footprints] seguir* follow your nose [colloquial/familiar] sigue todo recto the footpath follows the river el camino sigue el curso del río 2.2 (obey) [instructions/advice] seguir*; [order] cumplir follow your conscience/heart haz lo que te diga la conciencia/el corazón
    Example sentences
    • The instruction was followed immediately as they stepped out in unison before moving one step to the right.
    • Edgar immediately followed instruction and we walked passed him.
    • I was in a hurry to do this and just blindly followed the instructions.
    Example sentences
    • We seek to follow Jesus, acknowledging that we are all learners and flawed.
    • I reasoned with myself that we had tried to follow God, we had observed the Talmud.
    • Now the party of the circumcision would refer to Christians or people who follow Jesus who practice circumcision.
    2.3 (conform to, imitate) [fashion] seguir* follow her example sigue su ejemplo, haz como ella the translation follows the original very closely la traducción es muy fiel al original
    Example sentences
    • Shadow Skill slavishly follows the rules of the fighting anime genre as if it expects a test later.
    • He said the pilot's decision on silence followed standard procedure and that the government supported it.
    • Moreover, the starting and ending points of these cycles follow a pattern related to seasons on Earth.
    Example sentences
    • Tiger Woods follows Phil Mickelson's example by making a birdie at the 13th, to restore a three-shot lead.
    • Ainslie followed Shirley Robertson's lead in claiming Britain's second sailing gold of the Games.
    • The Haftorah teaches that Torah will enlighten those who follow King Chiram's example.
    2.4 (engage in) [trade] trabajar en
    Example sentences
    • All buses will have to follow diversion routes along Bow Lane, Ringway and Corporation Street on Saturday afternoons.
    • Cross the stile in the wall and follow the path running along the north side of Upper Ogden reservoir.
    • Turn left at the top of the hill and follow the path along the ridge to Darwen Tower.
    Example sentences
    • These academic subjects formed the basis of the studia humanitatis, the course of study followed by most young men of the period.
    • Class stratification is also at work as those in the highest castes follow the strictest vegetarian diet.
    • Like good Hindus, langurs follow a strict vegetarian diet - give or take the occasional munch of a locust or larva.
  • 3 3.1 (pay close attention to) [movement/progress] seguir* de cerca the deaf man followed my lips el sordo seguía atentamente el movimiento de mis labios to follow sth/sb with one's eyes seguir* algo/a algn con la mirada 3.2 (take interest in) [events/news] mantenerse* al tanto de; [TV serial] seguir* he follows the horses es aficionado a la hípica which team do you follow? ¿de qué equipo eres (hincha)?
    Example sentences
    • The main gripes of the anti-Howard/anti-Hanson forces are as follows, not in order of preference.
    • The full top ten, in no particular order, is as follows.
    • The eight finalists in alphabetical order are as follows.
    Example sentences
    • The players are aware that people have followed them all season and they wanted to do it for them as well.
    • They followed trends like some people follow sports teams - with this undying devotion.
    • Some people follow the cyberpunk genre quite closely, and for them this novel is a must-read.
    Example sentences
    • And the second book follows Bourdain as he criss-crosses the world sampling local delicacies from the sublime to the bizarre.
    • This book basically follows a Chicken as he wanders through the farm.
    • The programme follows American-born Des as he visits some of the worst trouble-spots in Ireland.
    Example sentences
    • Smooth pursuit eye movements are used to follow a moving target that one is looking at directly.
    • You almost expect the eye of a painting to follow your every movement.
    • Her eyes followed his every movement as he crossed over her legs, crawling over to his side of the bed.
  • 4 (understand) [argument/reasoning/speech] entender* do you follow me? ¿(me) entiendes?
    Example sentences
    • If I had been in Bradford I would have followed this closely through your columns.
    • I think the Vatican is going to be following closely what this document says.
    Example sentences
    • It is necessary to set out parts of this schedule if the argument is to be followed.
    • Dialect is explained so people can follow the speaker's meaning.
    • I said I'd prefer to go home and then there was some discussion I couldn't follow much of through my fog but nodded away.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (come after) you go first, and I'll follow tú ve delante que yo te sigo a news bulletin follows in five minutes dentro de cinco minutos habrá un boletín de noticias we'll start with the soup, and have chicken to follow para empezar tomaremos sopa y después pollo I'm still hungry; is there anything to follow? me he quedado con hambre ¿hay algo más? what follows is a summary of … a continuación hay ( or se oirá etc) un resumen de … the winners were as follows … los ganadores fueron … the letter read as follows … la carta dice así …
  • 2 (be logical consequence) deducirse*, seguirse* that doesn't follow from our premise no se puede deducir eso de nuestra premisa, eso no se sigue de nuestra premisa that doesn't necessarily follow una cosa no implica la otra it follows, therefore, that … de lo que se deduce or se sigue que … it doesn't follow that he's stupid, just because he didn't pass que no haya aprobado no quiere decir que sea tonto
    Example sentences
    • It follows from Spinoza's theory that God is not distinct from the world but identical with it.
    • How, exactly, does the terminology usually regarded by logicians as logical work in making it the case that one sentence follows from others?
    • It follows from Kant's view that we know a priori that non-Euclidean geometry cannot be applied in physics.
  • 3 (understand) entender* he spoke slowly so that we could follow habló lentamente para que entendiéramos or para que lo pudiéramos seguir

Phrasal verbs

follow on

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
to follow on from sth this follows on from what we said yesterday esto tiene relación con lo que decíamos ayer

follow out

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio
carry out

follow through

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (pursue) they lack the finance to follow the program through no disponen de recursos para seguir adelante con el programa if you follow that line of argument through … con esa lógica … 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 [Sport/Deporte] acompañar el golpe 2.2 (plan, proposal) to follow through on sth (American English/inglés norteamericano) continuar* or seguir* con algo

follow up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[case] seguir*, darle* seguimiento a Mr Simpson promised to follow the matter up el señor Simpson me prometió que investigaría el asunto I have an idea for an article that you may like to follow up tengo una idea para un artículo que quizás quieras desarrollar

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