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We've rated Follow as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

3 December 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 30 answers for the crossword clue 'Follow ', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Follow a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Follow is a 2 word phrase featuring 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Saturday, 11 December 2021 with the answer being TAIL, but the most popular answer for this clue is ENSUE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Travel along a certain course; "follow the road"; "follow the trail"
  • Be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
  • Work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function; "He is a herpetologist"; "She is our resident philosopher"
  • Come after in time, as a result; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
  • To bring something about at a later time than; "She followed dinner with a brandy"; "He followed his lecture with a question and answer period"
  • Keep informed; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
  • Grasp the meaning; "Can you follow her argument?"; "When he lectures, I cannot follow"
  • To travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
  • Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
  • Be next; "Mary plays best, with John and Sue following"
  • Behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
  • Keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
  • Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
  • Keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
  • Follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
  • Act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
  • Adhere to or practice; "These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"
  • Accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of; "Let's follow our great helmsman!"; "She followed a guru for years"
  • To be the product or result; "Melons come from a vine"; "Understanding comes from experience"
  • Come as a logical consequence; follow logically; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
  • Perform an accompaniment to; "The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano"
  • Imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
  • Follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"
  • Be later in time; "Tuesday always follows Monday"

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

Spend or use time; "I may be an hour"

3 Letters

A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"

A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

4 Letters

The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

Paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"

Be obedient to

The posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

5 Letters

Carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"

Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"


The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

Issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"

A drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

Carry on the feet and deposit; "track mud into the house"

Evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

6 Letters

Act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"


Go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby"

Something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

Consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

7 Letters

Show respect towards; "honor your parents!"

Have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

Take in marriage

Go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby"

Watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

Be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"

8 Letters


Establish something as being later relative to something else

9 Letters

Go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

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