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or fol·low·through (fŏl′ō-thro͞o′)
1. The act or an instance of following through: a book promotion campaign with no follow-through.
2. Sports The concluding part of a stroke, after a ball or other object has been hit or released.
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1. the completion of a motion.
2. the portion of such a motion after the ball has been hit.
3. the act of continuing a plan, project, scheme, or the like to its completion.
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Noun1.follow-through - carrying some project or intention to full completion; "I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"
mop up, windup, completion, culmination, closing - a concluding action
2.follow-through - the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion; "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target"; "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"
mop up, windup, completion, culmination, closing - a concluding action
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
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[ˈfɒləʊˈθruː] N (= continuation) → continuación f; (= further action) → seguimiento m (Golf, Tennis) → acompañamiento m
there was no follow-through to the training programme we went onel programa de formación al que asistimos no tuvo continuación
how can we make sure that there is follow-through on this agreement?¿cómo podemos asegurarnos de que se realizará un seguimiento del acuerdo?
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n (Sport) → Durchziehen nt
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What we must see now is followthrough, translating a PR-friendly slogan into focused, urgent action in all areas of life in Wales.
But the man from Ashington's main contribution to the 119-run win was to running out the Kiwis' world-class batsman Kane Williamson, when he touched a Ross Taylor drive onto the stumps in his followthrough.
The key moment was when Mark Wood stuck out a hand in his followthrough and tipped Ross Taylor's drive onto the stumps with Williamson stranded.
He was following up after an Asif Ali mis-hit and Archer, in his followthrough, threw the stumps down at the bowler's end.
On one occasion Leeds captain Liam Cooper was cautioned for a foul, though that was more to do with the followthrough than the challenge itself.
Up against one of the Premier League's trickiest forward lines, it was a steep learning curve for Mina and even when he did win the ball on one occasion from the most sparkling magician of the lot - Eden Hazard - he found himself as the first player in the book for tapping the Belgian maestro's ankle with his followthrough.
He finished with a career best 5-58 from 12.1 overs and affected a runout in his followthrough as the Tykes were all out for 192.
The initial contact knocks the ball away but the followthrough goes straight into the City man's shin.
McClean's deliberate nudge into the back of the Stoke midfielder and David Meyler's followthrough left Wales without one of their two key creators.
Calling on his decades "working on almost every Caribbean island as well as the Marshall Islands," he says that islands have bitter experience with "people showing up and saying they have a great idea to do this and do that, then they disappear and never come back." He thinks a strong show of followthrough will go a long way in selling the islanders on the project.
They were not distracted when Anderson had to leave the attack after a third warning for running on the pitch in his followthrough, with Pakistan 368 for eight.
Anderson admitted his reaction to both on-field umpires was "out of order", in separate incidents after each pointed out he was running into the prescribed 'danger area' on the pitch in his followthrough.