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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfollow through
he/she/itfollows through
present participlefollowing through
past tensefollowed through
past participlefollowed through
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to continue doing something until it has been completed

    Jack hasn’t followed through on one project this year.

    follow through with:

    The government needs to follow through with some very necessary reforms.

    follow through on:

    Voters will expect Washington to follow through on its promises.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to continue the movement of your arm or leg after you have hit, kicked, or thrown a ball in a sport
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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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