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as follows

Definition of as follows

  1. —used to introduce a list, a statement, instructions, etc. <The names of the finalists are as follows: Mary, James, and George.> <Proceed as follows: go straight ahead to Main Street and turn left.>

Word by Word Definitions

followplay follows
  1. :  to go, proceed, or come after

    :  to engage in as a calling or way of life :  pursue

    :  to walk or proceed along

  1. :  the act or process of following

    :  forward spin given to a ball by striking it above center — compare draw, english

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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