follow-through

noun
fol·​low-through | \ ˈfä-lō-ˌthrü How to pronounce follow-through (audio) , ˌfä-lō-ˈthrü, -lə-\

Definition of follow-through

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the part of the stroke following the striking of a ball
2 : the act or an instance of following through

follow through

verb
followed through; following through; follows through

Definition of follow through (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to continue a stroke or motion to the end of its arc
2 : to press on in an activity or process especially to a conclusion

First Known Use of follow-through

Noun

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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follow-through

noun

English Language Learners Definition of follow-through

sports : the part of a stroke, swing, or kick that happens after a ball is hit
: the act of completing an action or process

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