follow someone's example

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of follow someone's example

:to do what someone else did
  • You should follow her example.

Word by Word Definitions

follow play
  1. : to go, proceed, or come after

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

  3. : to walk or proceed along

  1. : the act or process of following

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

example play
  1. : one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated

  2. : a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

  3. : one that is representative of all of a group or type

  1. : to serve as an example of

  2. : to be or set an example to


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