follow up


follow up


Definition of FOLLOW UP

transitive verb
:  to follow with something similar, related, or supplementary <following up his convictions with action — G. P. Merrill>
:  to maintain contact with (a person) so as to monitor the effects of earlier activities or treatments
:  to pursue in an effort to take further action <the police are following up leads>
intransitive verb
:  to take appropriate action <follow up on complaints>

First Known Use of FOLLOW UP


follow up

transitive verb \ˌfäl-ə-ˈwəp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOLLOW UP

: to maintain contact with (a person) in order to evaluate a diagnosis or to determine the effectiveness of treatment received <patients who are followed up after their discharge>


Next Word in the Dictionary: folly
Previous Word in the Dictionary: follow–up (adjective)
All Words Near: follow up

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up follow up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More