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verb [transitive] unfollow pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈfɒləʊ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleunfollowing
past tenseunfollowed
past participleunfollowed

or defollow unfollow pronunciation in British English

  1. 1
    to deliberately stop receiving another persons messages on the microblogging service Twitter
    I was hurt when I found that she had unfollowed me.
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to stop following someone's activities on the microblogging service Twitter
    When we see someone has "unfollowed" us ..., it can hurt.
    Submitted on 30/09/2009


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