follow out

verb

followed out; following out; follows out

transitive verb

1
: to follow to the end or to a conclusion
2
: carry out, execute
followed out their orders

Examples of follow out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The routes that our ancestors followed out of Africa have been long debated. Katherine Kornei, Discover Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 He had been followed out of the subway by a group of strangers jeering at him and yelling slurs. Jason Sarlanis, Variety, 9 Oct. 2023 For Freud himself, textiles were a potent source of psychoanalytic metaphor—the strands to gather, the thread to follow out of the labyrinth. Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 14 Aug. 2023 Advertisement Oregon and Washington are expected to be followed out the door by Arizona, which has reportedly been approved for Big 12 membership. J. Brady McCollough, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2023 Trey Galloway followed out for IU on the play. Evan Frank, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Mar. 2023 Those who are faithful to the Lord and follow out good acts will spend their eternal lives with Him in heaven. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of follow out was in 1662

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“Follow out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follow%20out. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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