follow\ out

v. phr. informal
1. To do fully; finish (what you are told to do.)

The boy followed out the instructions and made a fine model plane.

Compare: follow through
2. To keep working at (smth) until it is finished; give (smth) your attention until it comes to an end or conclusion.

The student followed out all the index references in the encyclopedia until he found what he wanted to know.

Compare: follow up

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • follow out — verb pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue Did he go through with the treatment? He implemented a new economic plan She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal • Syn: ↑follow through, ↑follow up, ↑carry out,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • follow out — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do fully; finish (what you are told to do.) * /The boy followed out the instructions and made a fine model plane./ Compare: FOLLOW THROUGH. 2. To keep working at (something) until it is finished; give (something) your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • follow out — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do fully; finish (what you are told to do.) * /The boy followed out the instructions and made a fine model plane./ Compare: FOLLOW THROUGH. 2. To keep working at (something) until it is finished; give (something) your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • follow out — transitive verb Date: 1658 1. to follow to the end or to a conclusion 2. carry out, execute < followed out their orders > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • follow out — carry out to the end; go out after someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • follow — [fäl′ō] vt. [ME folwen < OE folgian, akin to Ger folgen & (?) Welsh olafiad, follower] 1. to come or go after 2. to go after in order to catch; chase; pursue 3. to go along [follow the right road] 4. to come or occur after in time, in a series …   English World dictionary

  • follow up — Synonyms and related words: PS, Parthian shot, addendum, afterthought, anamnesis, appendix, associative anamnesis, attend, back matter, carry through, case history, catamnesis, chase, chivy, chorus, coda, codicil, colophon, come after, conclusion …   Moby Thesaurus

  • follow up — verb 1. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue Did he go through with the treatment? He implemented a new economic plan She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal • Syn: ↑follow through, ↑follow out, ↑carry out,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • follow — followable, adj. /fol oh/, v.t. 1. to come after in sequence, order of time, etc.: The speech follows the dinner. 2. to go or come after; move behind in the same direction: Drive ahead, and I ll follow you. 3. to accept as a guide or leader;… …   Universalium

  • follow — /ˈfɒloʊ / (say foloh) verb (t) 1. to come after in natural sequence, order of time, etc.; succeed. 2. to go or come after; move behind in the same direction: go on ahead and I ll follow you. 3. to accept as a guide or leader; accept the authority …   Australian English dictionary

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