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noun [countable] follower pronunciation in British English /ˈfɒləʊə(r)/
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  1. 1
    someone who believes what a religion or system of ideas teaches, or who supports the person who established them

    Marx still has many followers in academic circles.

    followers of Islam

  2. 2
    someone who is interested in the progress or development of something, especially a sport

    a keen follower of football and cricket

  3. 4
    someone who receives the Tweets that another person sends using the online social networking service Twitter

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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