follow-through

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noun fol·low-through \ ˈfä-lō-ˌthrü , ˌfä-lō-ˈthrü , -lə- \

Definition of follow-through

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


follow through

verb

Definition of follow through

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

1895


FOLLOW-THROUGH Defined for English Language Learners

follow-through

play
noun

Definition of follow-through for English Language Learners

  • 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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