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tag along

To accompany or closely follow someone or a group, perhaps when one is not part of the group or when one's presence is not wanted. I decided to tag along and see if they found anything interesting. Do you mind if my little brother tags along? My parents want him to get out of the house for a while.
See also: tag

tag along (after someone)

 and tag along (behind someone)
to follow along after someone; to go along with someone. The family dog tagged along after the children wherever they went. Can I tag along? Do you mind if I tag along behind you?
See also: tag

tag along

v.
To follow after; accompany: If you're going to the mall, do you mind if I tag along? My sister tagged along with me to the beach.
See also: tag
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Unfortunately, the intensely irritating Kate McKinnon tags along as her sidekick and deploys her ineffective improv repertoire of silly accents and gurning faces.
However, in true Benidorm style, a peaceful time is not what the family get, especially as Grandad 'Eddie' Dawson tags along.
Making a solid first foray into nonfiction terrain with "Junun," Paul Thomas Anderson tags along with his frequent soundtrack collaborator and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood to Rajasthan in northwest India, where the British rocker aims to make an album with a host of international artists.
It warned that violators of the law would be fined up to SR 100,000."All supermarkets, shops and sales outlets should display price tags along with goods from April 11 (Jamad Al-Thani 1)," the ministry said, adding that its officials would tour markets to track down violators to punish them.
Later in the week, he tags along with Kris as he makes his way to London, and they're joined by Jake, who also seeks pastures new after all the trouble he endured with Loretta.
After struggling to write a loving message inside Susan's wedding anniversary card, Ben tags along to a pub quiz with Janey and ends up confronting a cheating player.
Supermum Jasmine the greyhound also tags along to look after the little charges, whom she has fostered since they were young.
Then, the dogs go hunting again, and the biologist tags along. When the moon is full, the dogs like to hunt in the middle of the night, so Rasmussen sometimes gets little sleep.
Three s a crowd when Blanche tags along on Adam and Joanne s date, while Steve is forced to grit his teeth at Lloyd's grand re-opening of Streetcars.
Every time I meet up with a girl for a drink my mate somehow finds out and always tags along. Not only that, he spends most of the evening slagging me off to my new girlfriends and as a result none of these relationships tend to get much further than the first date.
She tags along, occasionally rubbing a leg here, a leash there.
When Union soldiers come and tell Dan that he and all the other slaves had been freed, the child, with nowhere to go, tags along with the soldiers of Company E.
But the system is not "disabled": If a resident who isn't authorized to pass through tags along, the alarm will still sound.
Art Explosion Label Factory, the latest addition to the Art Explosion Factory range, supports more than 700 label formats and can be used to print CD and disk labels, video tape labels and name tags along with many other applications.
Not long ago, I caught one of these informative programs in which the viewer tags along in a squad car.