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follow someone up

 and follow up (on someone)
to check on the work that someone has done. I have to follow Sally up and make sure she did everything right. I follow up Sally, checking on her work. I'll follow up on her.
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follow something up

 and follow up (on something)
1. to check something out; to find out more about something. Would you please follow this lead up? It might be important. Please follow up this lead. I'll follow up on it. Yes, please follow up.
2. to make sure that something was done the way it was intended. Please follow this up. I want it done right. Please follow up this business. I'll follow up on it.
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follow up

(on someone) Go to follow someone up.
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follow up

(on someone or something) to find out more about someone or something. Please follow up on Mr. Brown and his activities. Bill, Mr. Smith has a complaint. Would you please follow up on it?
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follow up

(on something) Go to follow something up.
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follow up (on something)

1. to act on something Some students said they were going to collect clothing, but they didn't follow up. You have to follow up on your application.
2. to discover more about something I'd like to follow up on Rita's question because I'm not sure I understood your answer to her.
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follow up

1. Carry to completion. For example, I'm following up their suggestions with concrete proposals. Also see follow through.
2. 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]
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follow up

v.
1. To finish something by means of some final action: They followed the performance up with a stunning encore. The writer followed up his first book with a great sequel.
2. follow up on To enhance the effectiveness of something by means of further action: I followed up on the job interview with an email. Did you follow up on their request?
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SpinnakerPro adds tremendous value to our customer communications" according to Sander Baks, Head of European CRM for Konica-Minolta "Our campaign follow ups are no longer a shot in the dark.
Voyetra(R), a leading manufacturer of PC-based software for the consumer and professional music markets, announced today that it has released Record Producer (TM) and Record Producer Deluxe (TM), follow ups to its extremely popular and award winning Digital Orchestrator(TM) series of music creation software.
This was the result of the staff members doing a fantastic job managing the flow of the project, timely follow ups, detailed project management and creative design work.
Also ongoing is a phase III global trial (USA, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, France) that will randomize 1,244 patients against conventional PTCA and will study restenosis and target vessel revascularization rates at six-month follow ups.