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To follow someone

follow

verb

to walk, drive, etc. closely behind someone in order to watch them

shadow

verb

to follow someone wherever they go, especially secretly

track

verb

to follow or find someone or something by looking for evidence that shows where they have gone

tail

verb

to follow someone secretly to see what they are going to do

hound

verb

to follow someone in a determined way in order to get something from them

stalk

verb

to follow and watch someone all the time in a threatening way, because of an extremely strong interest in them

stick to

to stay very close to someone and follow them wherever they go

trail

verb

to follow someone secretly in order to learn something about them

follow around

to follow someone wherever they go, especially in a way that annoys them

dog

verb

to follow someone closely in a way that annoys them

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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