Definition of Follow through

1. Verb. Carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball.

Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Follow-through

2. Verb. Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue. "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

Definition of Follow through

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To finish; to complete, especially, of a commitment. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to continue moving the arms or legs after striking e.g. a ball ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Follow Through

follow-up studies
follow-up study
follow in someone's footsteps
follow on
follow one's bliss
follow ons
follow out
follow somebody off a cliff
follow suit
follow through (current term)
follow up
follow up on
followed by
followed on
followed up

Literary usage of Follow through

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"For the most exaggerated ground strokes, the weight of the body is thrown so violently forward in the follow through that the balance is frequently checked ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1874)
"0 follow, follow, Through the caverns hollow, As the song floats thou pursue, Where the wild bee never flew; Through the noontide darkness deep, ..."

3. The Complete Golfer by Harry Vardon (1908)
"... take—The time to press—No follow-through in a bunker—Desperate cases—The brassy in a bunker—Difficulties through prohibited grounding—Play straight when ..."

4. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"FOLLOW, follow through the sea, To the mermaid's melody '. Through things dreadful, quaint, and stra g , Safely, freely', shalt thou range Wonders that may ..."

5. The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal (1901)
"follow. Through means of the needle both edges in the transversalis fascia and ... follow Through ..."

6. The Mystery of Golf by Arnold Haultain (1912)
"Indeed, my friend Mr. Kenyon- Stow, in an interesting conversation I had with him, averred that the whole and sole virtue of the follow-through depends upon ..."

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