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follow along

1. To do something as others do it. I have no idea how to get out of the stadium, so I'm just following along with the mass of people.
2. To trail closely behind someone or something. When you have a toddler, you can always count on them following along with anything you try to do around the house.
3. To monitor something in order to keep pace with what someone else is doing. I couldn't quite hear what the actors were saying, so I followed along with the closed captions.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

follow along

Move or proceed in accord or in unison with someone. For example, The children followed along with the song, or They followed along with the crowd.
See also: follow
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

follow along

v.
1. To accompany by following: I went for a walk in the woods, and my cats followed along. Our guide led the hike and we followed him along.
2. To move or act in conjunction with an activity by following an example: The teacher sang and the children followed along.
3. To move or act in conjunction or in parallel with someone or something: I followed along with the speaker by reading the transcript.
See also: follow
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
An hour later, following along a wild-pig trail, Sheldon suddenly halted.
Tarzan, who had been following along the trail, leaped so quickly to the concealing verdure at the side that the deer was still unaware of the presence of an enemy in this direction, and while the animal was still some distance away, the ape-man swung into the lower branches of the tree which overhung the trail.
Following along the west shore, we rounded Point Pedro in plain view of the Chinese shrimp villages, and a great to- do was raised when they saw one of their junks towing behind the familiar fish patrol sloop.
Again the lion roared--very near it seemed now, and Baynes wondered if the brute could have been following along the shore waiting for him to land.
The English 'heroic' plays, partly following along these lines, with influence also from Fletcher, lay their scenes in distant countries; their central interest is extravagant romantic love; the action is more that of epic adventure than of tragedy; and incidents, situations, characters, sentiments, and style, though not without power, are exaggerated or overstrained to an absurd degree.
We pursued our quest, following along the fringe of the city to the east, and on the hills near Hunter's Point we came upon a cow guarded by a little girl.
"People were following along with friends and family and that was great to see."
Another video shows Millare going through the lyrics with Sjo, with him flawlessly following along with the song lyrics and both enjoying the moment.
The podcast and book work together to help children learn to read by listening to the story while following along in the colorful book."
Wisely, Theresa May has fully taken on board the majority wish for a 'clean' Brexit, whilst Labour is following along in a half-hearted fashion.
This photo shows Mr Tate aboard his new machine as it trundled to Haswell, much to the interest of the small boy following along beside.
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