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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfollow on from
he/she/itfollows on from
present participlefollowing on from
past tensefollowed on from
past participlefollowed on from
  1. follow on from something to happen after something, and often as the next part or stage of it

    Following on from last year's success, we'll be offering other similar courses.

    What I'm going to say follows on from what Elizabeth was saying.

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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