go through


go through
verb
1. go or live through (Freq. 8)
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We had many trials to go through

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he saw action in Viet Nam

Syn: ↑experience, ↑see
Derivationally related forms: ↑experience (for: ↑experience)
Hypernyms: ↑undergo
Hyponyms:
know, ↑experience, ↑live, ↑suffer, ↑endure, ↑meet, ↑feel, ↑enjoy, ↑witness, ↑find, ↑see, ↑come
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. apply thoroughly; think through (Freq. 2)
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We worked through an example

Syn: ↑work through, ↑run through
Derivationally related forms: ↑run-through (for: ↑run through)
Hypernyms: ↑work
Hyponyms: ↑whip through
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. eat immoderately
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Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Syn: ↑devour, ↑down, ↑consume
Derivationally related forms: ↑devourer (for: ↑devour)
Hypernyms: ↑eat
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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They go through more bread

4. go across or through
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We passed the point where the police car had parked

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A terrible thought went through his mind

Syn: ↑pass, ↑go across
See Also: ↑pass over (for: ↑pass)
Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑go, ↑move, ↑locomote
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s PP

5. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
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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

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑follow through)

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1) undergo (a difficult or painful period or experience)

the country is going through a period of economic instability

2) search through or examine carefully or in sequence

she started to go through the bundle of letters

3) (of a proposal or contract) be officially approved or completed

the sale of the building is set to go through

4) informal use up or spend (available money or other resources)
5) (of a book) be successively published in (a specified number of editions)

within two years it went through thirty-one editions

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go through [phrasal verb]
1 go through (something)
1 a : to study or look at (something) in a careful way

The book goes through every detail of the French Revolution.

Let's go through the plan one more time.

1 b : to look in or at (something) in order to find something : to search in or through (something)

I found him going through my closet.

1 c : to experience (something)

He's going through a painful divorce.

I understand what you're going through.

In order to learn the job well, you have to go through several months of training.

The book has already gone through four editions. [=the publishers have already released four editions of the book]

1 d : to spend or use all of (something)

He went through all the money he inherited.

They went through three bottles of wine with dinner.

1 e : to occur throughout (something)

A note of despair goes through the narrative. [=there is a note of despair throughout the narrative]

◇ If something (such as an idea or a song) is going through your head/mind, you are thinking about it or remembering it.

I don't know what was going through her mind [=I don't know what her thoughts were; I don't know why she did this] when she agreed to help him.

That song keeps going through my head.

It took him about an hour to go through his usual morning routine.

Before we practice the next section, let's go through the chorus once again.

— see also go through the motions at motion, 1
2
◇ Something (such as a law or contract) that goes through is officially accepted and approved.

The bill is expected to go through easily.

The proposed deal failed to go through.

The bill went through Congress/Parliament [=was passed by Congress/Parliament] without difficulty and soon became law.

3 go through with (something) : to do (something that you have thought or talked about)

He was always threatening to quit his job, but I never thought he'd actually go through with it. [=I never thought he would actually do it]

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Main Entry:go

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ˌgo ˈthrough derived
if a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completed

The deal did not go through.

Main entry:goderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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