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follow suit

Definition of follow suit

  1. 1 in card games :  to play a card of the same suit (such as hearts or spades) as the card that was played just before <Jane played a spade, and Roger followed suit.>

  2. 2 :  to do the same thing that someone else has just done <His brother went to medical school, and he followed suit.> <After one airline raises its fares, the other airlines usually follow suit.>



Word by Word Definitions

followplay
  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

suitplay
  1. :  suite

    :  recourse or appeal to a feudal superior for justice or redress

    :  an action or process in a court for the recovery of a right or claim

  1. :  to be becoming to

    :  to be proper for :  befit

    :  to outfit with clothes :  dress


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