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noun follow-up pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something that is done in order to complete something
    Everyone liked my proposal, but there hasn’t been any follow-up.
    The researchers conducted a follow-up study two years later.
    1. a.
      something that is done in order to be certain that an earlier action was effective
      Regular follow-up is needed to identify patients who require further treatment.
      a follow-up visit to the hospital
  2. 2
    [countable] a book, film, or article that is based on or develops an earlier one
    follow-up to: He’s currently working on a follow-up to his last novel.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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