put through


put through
verb
1. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue (Freq. 2)
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Did he go through with the treatment?

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He implemented a new economic plan

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She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal

Derivationally related forms: ↑implementation (for: ↑implement), ↑followup (for: ↑follow up), ↑follow-through (for: ↑follow through), ↑follow-up (for: ↑follow up)
Hypernyms: ↑complete, ↑finish
Hyponyms: ↑adhere
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑go through)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑follow through)
2. connect by telephone
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the operator put a call through to Rio

Hypernyms: ↑connect, ↑link, ↑tie, ↑link up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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put through [phrasal verb]
1 put (something) through or put through (something) : to cause (something) to be accepted or done successfully

They put through a number of reforms.

tax cuts that were put through by former administrations

I asked Human Resources to help me put through [=to help me get] a transfer to a different department.

2 put (someone) through (something) : to pay for (someone) to attend (school)

She has a full-time job and is putting herself through college.

3 put (someone or something) through (something) : to cause (someone or something) to experience (something)

His doctor put him through a series of tests.

She put her parents through a lot when she was a teenager.

You've been put through quite an ordeal.

I've been put through hell!

We put that truck through a lot when we owned it.

The new software still needs to be put through its paces [=it still needs to be tested] before it can be made available to the public.

4 put (someone or something) through or put through (someone or something)
4 a : to cause a phone call from (someone) to be sent to another person's phone

Please hold while I put you through (to the manager).

4 b : to cause (a phone call) to be sent to another person's phone

Please hold while I put your call through (to the manager).

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Main Entry:put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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