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Follow through   /fˈɑloʊ θru/   Listen
Follow through

Carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball.
Pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue.  Synonyms: carry out, follow out, follow up, go through, implement, put through.  "He implemented a new economic plan" , "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

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"Follow through" Quotes from Famous Books

... barn yard; but as a dog belonging to one of the farmers was near, he was driven off before he could catch any of the chickens. The boys heard the noise, and ran down. They saw the fox running very fast away, while the dog, which could not follow through the hole under the fence, had gone round the barn, to get into the field. Samuel and his cousins chased the fox as far as they could see it, and then returned to the barn yard to hunt for more. But none could be found, and they walked ...
— The Summer Holidays - A Story for Children • Amerel

... drift,—seeming to slide with a swing from swell to swell,—ascending, sinking,—alternately presenting breast or shoulder to the wave; always diminishing more and more to the eyes of Mateo and Miguel,—till he becomes a moving speck, occasionally hard to follow through the confusion of heaping waters ... You are not afraid of the sharks, Feliu!—no: they are afraid of you; right and left they slunk away from your coming that morning you swam for life in West-Indian waters, with your knife in your teeth, while the balls ...
— Chita: A Memory of Last Island • Lafcadio Hearn

... is one of surpassing interest, not merely as a service to native criticism but as a revelation of Holliday's ability to follow through a sustained intellectual task with the same grasp and grace that he afterward showed in the memoir of Kilmer in which his heart was so deeply engaged. Of a truth, Mr. Holliday's success in putting himself within Tarkington's dashing checked kuppenheimers is ...
— Mince Pie • Christopher Darlington Morley

... the kitchen with the empty kettle; and having put out the great fire she had made to boil the oil, and leaving just enough to make the broth, put out the lamp also, and remained silent; resolving not to go to rest till she had observed what might follow through a window of the kitchen, which opened into ...
— The Arabian Nights Entertainments vol. 3 • Anon.

... age of dreams, of adventure, of unbounded enthusiasm springing from the new lands of fabulous riches revealed by English explorers. Drake sails around the world, shaping the mighty course which English colonizers shall follow through the centuries; and presently the young philosopher Bacon is saying confidently, "I have taken all knowledge for my province." The mind must search farther than the eye; with new, rich lands opened to the sight, the imagination must create new forms to people the new worlds. Hakluyt's famous ...
— English Literature - Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the English Speaking World • William J. Long

Words linked to "Follow through" :   follow-through, complete, fulfill, athletics, action, finish, execute, adhere, hit, accomplish, carry through, sport, fulfil

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