Definition of follow-up in English:


Translate follow-up into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˈfälō ˌəp/ /ˈfɑloʊ ˌəp/


  • 1A continuation or repetition of something that has already been started or done.

    as modifier ‘a follow-up study of the same interviewees after retirement’
    • ‘The follow-up question was contingent upon the answer to the first question.’
    • ‘It was announced that the discussion will continue in a follow-up session.’
    • ‘A follow-up study last year showed the same 700 Leeds children continued to gain weight after starting secondary school.’
    • ‘The follow-up continues during the summer when birds move to the brood-rearing area.’
    • ‘A follow-up study found that exposure was highly variable and workers may have modified their exposure as a consequence of being studied.’
    • ‘A follow-up study in Washington found that the wage gap had shrunk significantly.’
    • ‘Londonist proposes a follow-up study to see if shopping on Oxford Street on a December Saturday is stressful.’
    • ‘Those follow-ups continue for up to two years, with the mother being supplied formula milk for her baby.’
    • ‘The presentation includes methods to continue the essential follow-up needed to keep the vision alive.’
    • ‘The next spacecraft heading to Mars will not have the necessary equipment to do the follow-up methane studies, Mumma said.’
    • ‘Another limitation of this study is the short follow-up period.’
    • ‘Median follow-up time for the study population was more than 6.4 years.’
    • ‘The parents of 90 infants agreed to participate in the follow-up study.’
    • ‘Ethics review was granted separately for the follow-up employee study, as this was an add-on to the original research project.’
    • ‘The follow-up length of this study is, of course, too short to answer the question of long-term stability.’
    • ‘A follow-up study by the researchers offers a possible explanation why.’
    • ‘This prompted a follow-up study on calcium's role in weight regulation.’
    • ‘Because her insurance would not cover medical hypnotherapy, she stopped follow-ups but continued for several months to do the self-hypnosis.’
    • ‘The deleted scenes include more case studies and a follow-up with campaigners.’
    • ‘This requires patience and follow-up, which unfortunately is compromised in efforts to just produce more units.’
    follow-up, continuation
    1. 1.1An activity carried out as part of a study in order to monitor or further develop earlier work.
      as modifier ‘follow-up interviews’
    2. 1.2Further observation or treatment of a patient, especially to monitor earlier treatment.
      ‘patients who require proper medical follow-up’
      • ‘On her return to Ireland she needed follow-up medical treatment and had to tell her doctor and the hospital that she had miscarried.’
      • ‘Inmates are regularly being released on completing their terms without any provision of medical follow-up or treatment.’
      • ‘The prevention of illness associated with recurrence depends on careful follow-up of patients after treatment.’
      • ‘A total of 11,295 patients received follow-up during the three observation periods.’
      • ‘Early withdrawal from the assigned treatment or loss of follow-up occurred in 29 patients.’
      • ‘At-home transition to methadone can be safe even in older patients if follow-up is closely monitored.’
      • ‘Children and adults with PKU require follow-up care at a medical center or clinic that specializes in this disorder.’
      • ‘It will cover the costs of accident and emergency treatment and follow-up medical care.’
      • ‘The patient was referred to our medical center for further follow-up and possible surgery.’
      • ‘And they often get lost to medical follow-up because they don't need medical follow-up.’
      • ‘Patients with melanoma require close follow-up because they are at risk for recurrence and diagnosis of a second primary tumor.’
      • ‘Some patients who have had meningitis may require longer-term follow-up.’
      • ‘Some patients return for follow-up treatment every three months or at six months where they repeat the complete protocol.’
      • ‘In addition, the number of reprimands decreased during both treatment and follow-up observations.’
      • ‘Medical records were reviewed and patients were contacted for follow-up.’
      • ‘The long-term medical follow-up of veterans with embedded DU fragments is in progress and will continue.’
      • ‘The patients had follow-up visits four to six weeks after treatment and again at three, six, nine and 12 months.’
      • ‘In patients who completed treatment and follow-up, no differences were observed in maternal or fetal outcomes.’
      • ‘Seven patients underwent follow-up testing after 3 months of bosentan treatment.’
      • ‘Patients should be able to participate in treatment and long-term follow-up.’
      result, end result, consequence, net result, upshot, effect, after-effect, aftermath, conclusion, sequel, follow-up, issue, product, end product, end, development, offshoot, outgrowth, wake, denouement
    3. 1.3A piece of work that builds on or exploits the success of earlier work.
      ‘she is writing a follow-up to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice’
      • ‘It's terribly easy to criticise a follow-up to a massive success but I can only be honest and say that it hardly made me laugh at all.’
      • ‘A follow-up to his debut play The Land Of Cakes, premiered here last year, the new piece is based on his BBC radio series The Aberdee Brief.’
      • ‘As a follow-up to the IMDb records post a few days ago, who has the earliest birth date listed on IMDb?’
      • ‘As a follow-up to the epic post on the graveyard of ideologies, here is a story about the graveyards of ideologists.’
      • ‘The Guardian printed a follow-up to the story I linked to last week about the mysterious underground cinema in Paris.’
      • ‘If anything, it might be something with Luc Besson, a follow-up to a film I did when I was younger called Leon.’
      • ‘It's a follow-up to a film called That'll Be the Day that David Essex starred in.’
      • ‘We'll post a follow-up to this intriguing story as soon as we get the straight dope.’
      • ‘He's also planning to get back in the studio this fall for a follow-up to the well-received Here on Earth recording from a couple of years ago.’
      • ‘It isn't that the album Everyone Is Here is a follow-up to Finn, which the brothers recorded 10 years ago.’
      • ‘He is launching a new show, Twelfth Night: the Musical, at the Edinburgh Festival, as a follow-up to Zipp!’
      • ‘He is doing a follow-up to the fantastic television musical Feltham Sings, for which he worked with juvenile offenders.’
      • ‘The Take Me Out singers are to begin recording their second album in March as a follow-up to their eponymous debut.’
      • ‘They are also planning a follow-up to their successful and widely-publicised street hockey protest on Commercial Drive.’
      • ‘The first, a double CD, teams two of the great jazz vocalists in a follow-up to their first successful get-together.’
      • ‘It's a follow-up to last year's Gemini Award-winning The Atwood Stories.’
      • ‘This is a complete cookbook, a follow-up to his very successful book about the ultimate weight loss.’
      • ‘After this current tour, Jason will embark on an exciting new TV project as a follow-up to his recent BBC2 hit show Jason Byrne Hates.’
      • ‘This article may be considered a follow-up to Lee's article.’
      • ‘The show was a follow-up to the launch of her debut album ‘Wini’ which has proven very popular over the past few months.’



/ˈfälō ˌəp/ /ˈfɑloʊ ˌəp/