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follow up

verb

Definition of follow up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to follow with something similar, related, or supplementary <following up his convictions with action — G. P. Merrill>

  3. 2 :  to maintain contact with (a person) so as to monitor the effects of earlier activities or treatments

  4. 3 :  to pursue in an effort to take further action <the police are following up leads>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to take appropriate action <follow up on complaints>



1767

First Known Use of follow up

1767


Medical Dictionary

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transitive verb \ˌfäl-ə-ˈwəp\

Medical Definition of follow up

  1. :  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>




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