follow on

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Noun[edit]

follow on (plural follow ons)

  1. (cricket) The act of a captain forcing the other side to bat again immediately after their first innings.

Verb[edit]

follow on (third-person singular simple present follows on, present participle following on, simple past and past participle followed on)

  1. To follow in sequence; to come next.
    The new film follows on from the storyline of the original 1970s release.
  2. (cricket, of a team) To bat their second innings immediately after their first innings.