follow (someone or something) about

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follow (someone or something) about

To move or follow close behind someone or something, often in an annoying way. I'm a preschool teacher, so I've had toddlers following me about all day. The interior designer can't get any work done with your puppy constantly following her about!
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follow someone or something about

 and follow someone or something around
to go the same route as someone or something all the time; to trail someone or something. Why are you always following me about? Stop following me around.
See also: follow