Definition of ensue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ensue

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪnˈsu//
     
    [intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ensue
     
    he / she / it ensues
     
    past simple ensued
     
    -ing form ensuing
     
     
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  1. 1to happen after or as a result of another event synonym follow
  2. 2 An argument ensued.
 
adjective He had become separated from his parents in the ensuing panic. They lost track of each other in the ensuing years.
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