follow through
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follow through(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (sports)
a. acompañar el golpe
If you follow through properly, you'll achieve the maximum velocity when you hit the ball.Si acompañas el golpe como es debido, conseguirás que la pelota salga con la máxima velocidad al golpearla.
2. (to continue to the end)
a. seguir adelante
We hope the owners will follow through with plans to renovate the building.Esperamos que los propietarios sigan adelante con los planes de renovar el edificio.
b. continuar
They are determined to follow through on the project as long as we back them.Están decididos a continuar con el proyecto siempre que les respaldemos.
c. llevar a cabo
I wish I hadn't said anything. Now my boss expects me to follow through with what I suggested.Ojalá me hubiera callado. Ahora mi jefe espera que lleve a cabo lo que sugerí.
3. (to fulfill; used with "on")
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. cumplir
The government failed to follow through on its election promises.El gobierno no cumplió las promesas que hizo durante la campaña electoral.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to complete)
a. llevar a cabo
Fortunately, we were given funding to follow through our idea.Afortunadamente, nos asignaron fondos para que lleváramos a cabo nuestra idea.
b. llevar a término
Adele is always starting things, but she never follows them through.Adele siempre está empezando cosas, pero nunca las lleva a término.
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follow through
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
to f a project through (to the end)llevar a cabo un proyecto (hasta el final)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. llegar hasta el final
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follow through
transitive verb
1 (continue to the end)
idea, plan, line of investigation
follow it through, it might be the only lead we've got síguela or investígala, puede que sea la única pista que tengamos; that's all you need to make a start and follow it through eso es todo lo que hace falta para empezar y seguir adelante; I was trained as an actress but I didn't follow it through estudié arte dramático pero luego no seguí con ello
The study was followed through to adolescence and beyond the leadership has been unwilling to follow through the implications of these ideas
2 (Dep) [+shot] acompañar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (take further action) continuar; seguir
he decided to follow through with his original plan decidió continuar or seguir con lo que tenía pensado en un principio
we need to find out what we want and then to follow through by making and keeping plans that help us reach our goals Only after Yalta did the strategy break down, with Stalin's refusal to follow through in March with genuine free elections
to follow through on (US) [+commitment] cumplir con; [+promise] cumplir; [+plan, initiative] continuar con; seguir con; [+threat] cumplir; llevar a cabo
Western countries did not follow through on promises to help them he failed to follow through on his commitments it is necessary to follow through on this initiative the United States must follow through on the kind of economic aid program the commission has called for You probably have other impulses (like fantasizing about that good-looking person) that you'd never follow through on UNITA may follow through on threats to attack U.S. oil installations the president did not say whether he'd follow through on that veto threat
2 (Ftbl) rematar; (Golf) (Tennis) acompañar el golpe
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