follow up
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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. (to continue)
a. dar seguimiento
I'm expecting our client to follow up on our meeting last month.Estoy esperando que nuestro cliente dé seguimiento a nuestra reunión del mes pasado.
b. hacer seguimiento
I'm calling to follow up on the job application I submitted last week.Estoy llamando para hacer seguimiento de la solicitud de trabajo que entregué la semana pasada.
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
2. (to continue)
a. dar seguimiento
You shouldn't have any problem if you follow up our recommendations.No debe tener ningún problema si da seguimiento a nuestras recomendaciones.
b. seguir
The detectives have followed up all their clues.Los detectives han seguido todas las pistas.
c. hacer seguimiento
I trust you will follow up all charity events.Confío en que harás seguimiento de todos los eventos de caridad.
3. (to investigate)
a. investigar
The detective decided to follow up a clue that a witness had given him.El detective decidió investigar una pista que le había dado un testigo.
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follow up
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. (advantage, success)
a. acrecentar
2. (contact, job opportunity)
a. hacer un seguimiento de
to f up a clueseguir una pista
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follow up
transitive verb
1 (investigate) [+case] investigar
security police are following up several leads we must follow up every lead, however doubtful we don't have any proof that he's the one. That's what I want to follow up We also have heard these rumours. I tried to follow them up, sensing a story she followed up those cases for which corroborative evidence could be collected I also follow up cases of late payment to small companies by large companies and government departments Dr Gardner followed up the case by collecting corroborative statements from the other nuns this work could only be done with a few test subjects, and funds have not yet been granted to follow it up The police took a statement from me but they didn't think it worth following up
to follow up a lead seguir or investigar una pista
2 (take further action on) [+offer] reiterar; [+job application] hacer un seguimiento de; [+suggestion] investigar
Russian officials today immediately followed up their offer on the Kurile Islands with a frank request that Japan give Russia $8 billion to $15 billion in economic aid she would invite them to dinner - She could follow up her invitation to the daughter at the same time you should follow up your application with letters and phone calls You may in this case wish to prepare two cvs, one to secure initial interviews, and another to follow up successful applications let us follow up that suggestion of yours about the vestry and look over the church sociologists expected to find maladaptation and role conflict amongst scientists in industry - one detailed study followed up this suggestion those attracted to the land should be encouraged to follow up this interest by going to horticultural or agricultural college If you are interested, you can perhaps follow up the references at the end of this chapter There was no time then to follow up her extraordinary remark
3 (reinforce) [+victory, advantage, success] consolidar
they imposed trade sanctions and followed that up with an oil embargo impusieron sanciones comerciales y las consolidaron con un embargo de petróleo; they followed the visit up with a series of talks consolidaron la visita con una serie de conferencias
Ian Palmer followed up his victory in Sunday's Johnnie Walker Classic by defeating Nick Faldo he told us to press on in order not to miss any chance of following up our success if the enemy were really demoralised the difficulty in this war lay in following up an initial success they are hoping the horse will follow up his recent success at Haydock Park the bell ended the round before he was able to follow up his advantage Some European countries want to impose a ban on the sale of everything but food and medicine to Yugoslavia and then follow it up with an oil embargo they begin chemotherapy this week and follow that up with radiation Christopher will follow up his six-day tour of Europe with a round of phone calls to NATO foreign ministers he has now followed the book up with a sequel
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Ftbl) rematar
the Argyle defender saved Leigh Jenkinson's penalty and saw Gary Lund follow up and strike the rebound way wide
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