There are 2 main definitions of follow on in English:

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follow on 1

(Of a cricket team) be required to bat again immediately after failing in their first innings to reach a score within a set number of runs of the score made by their opponents.
Example sentences
  • Sodumo followed on 214, having scored a valuable 55, as he played the anchor for a swinging Tyron Henderson.
  • In that second Test at Kolkata, we had Sachin [Tendulkar] out in the second innings as India followed on.
  • By the close, they had edged to 12 for 0 in their second innings after being asked to follow on.
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There are 2 main definitions of follow on in English:

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follow-on 2 Line breaks: follow-on

noun

1A thing which follows on from another: it will act as the follow-on to the current version of the software
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  • Women simply don't come to see them and the problems remain undiagnosed with all the follow-on ramifications developing unchecked.
  • Intier is now integrating the interiors for the follow-on models to the CTS for Cadillac, out of its own studios.
  • The follow-on attempt yielded similar results, so I elected to stay fast.
1.1 Cricket A second innings played immediately after their first by a team that failed to reach a score within a set number of runs of that made by their opponents.
Example sentences
  • But Hollioake then chose not to enforce the follow-on as Surrey reached 22 for 0 from the last 10 overs of the day to lead by 195 runs.
  • Yorkshire then enforced the follow-on and Moss's second half-century, his fourth of the season, helped his side to a draw.
  • Alstonville enforced the follow-on and were immediately rewarded with the scalp of first innings top scorer, Medley, for a duck.

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