follow out

[follow out] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To do fully; finish (what youare told to do.)

The boy followed out the instructions and made afine model plane.

Compare: FOLLOW THROUGH. 2. To keep working at(something) until it is finished; give (something) your attentionuntil it comes to an end or conclusion.

The student followed outall the index references in the encyclopedia until he found what hewanted to know.

Compare: FOLLOW UP.