- The definition of a follow-up is a return to an existing situation or to a situation that is underway in order to determine what the current status is and whether all has been done or is being done.
An example of a follow up phone call is a telephone call made to check on the status of an order placed a week prior.
- a follow-up thing or event
- the use of follow-up letters, visits, etc.
- a following up
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- The act or an instance of following up, as to further an end or review new developments: The follow-up is often as important as the initial contact in gaining new clients. The social worker's emphasis on followup reassured her clients.
- One that follows so as to further an end or increase effectiveness: The software was a successful follow-up to the original product.
- An article or a report giving further information on a previously reported item of news.
follow-up - Phrases/Idioms
Carry to completion. For example, I'm following up their suggestions with concrete proposals. Also see follow through.
Increase the effectiveness or enhance the success of something by further action. For example, She followed up her interview with a phone call. [Late 1700s]