follow up

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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. To take further actions remaining after an event; to continue, revisit, or persist; especially, to maintain communication.
    Send a letter, then follow up promptly with a telephone call.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      With the hosts not able to find their passes - everything that went forward was too heavy or too short - Terry once again had to come to his side's rescue after Davies had brilliantly nodded into the path of Elmander, who followed up swiftly with a deflected shot.
    • 2012, Alan Rappeport, Financial Times, Eli Lilly settles bribery charges
      The US Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Eli Lilly subsidiaries funnelled millions of dollars to government employees in other countries to secure business and did little to follow up on red flags.

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