follow-through

noun fol·low-through \ ˈfä-lō-ˌthrü , ˌfä-lō-ˈthrü , -lə- \
1 : the part of the stroke following the striking of a ball
2 : the act or an instance of following through

First Known Use of follow-through

1897

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

follow through

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

1895

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

FOLLOW-THROUGH Defined for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about follow-through


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

good-natured ridicule

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!