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Definitions of through

  1. having finished or arrived at completion; " certain to make history before he's done"; " it's a done deed"; " after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow- up"; " almost through with his studies"
  2. throughout the entire extent; " got soaked through in the rain"; " I'm frozen through"; " a letter shot through with the writer's personality"; " knew him through and through"; " boards rotten through and through"
  3. from one end or side to the other; " jealousy pierced her through"
  4. over the whole distance; " this bus goes through to New York"
  5. in diameter; " this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
  6. from beginning to end; " read this book through"
  7. to completion; " think this through very carefully!"
  8. of a route or journey etc.; continuing without requiring stops or changes; " a through street"; " a through bus"; " through traffic"
  9. From end to end of, or from side to side of; from one surface or limit of, to the opposite; into and out of at the opposite, or at another, point; as, to bore through a piece of timber, or through a board; a ball passes through the side of a ship.
  10. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue.
  11. By means of; by the agency of.
  12. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account.
  13. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year.
  14. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.
  15. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
  16. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through.
  17. Going or extending through; going, extending, or serving from the beginning to the end; thorough; complete; as, a through line; a through ticket; a through train. Also, admitting of passage through; as, a through bridge.
  18. Throughout.
  19. Among or in the midst of; - used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket.
  20. From end to end of; between the, sides of; into at one point and out at another point; in the midst of; by the agency of; over all the steps or degrees of.
  21. From end to end: from the beginning to the end.
  22. Going from one place to another without change; as, a through train. Also, thru.
  23. From end to end, or from side to side of: between the sides of: over the whole extent of: among: from beginning to end: by means of: in consequence of.
  24. From one end or side to the other: from beginning to end: to the end or purpose.
  25. From end to end of; from side to side of; over the whole extent of; among; by means of.
  26. From one end or side to the other; from beginning to end; to the purpose or result.
  27. Going from beginning to end; pertaining to an entire distance.
  28. From one end, surface, etc., to or beyond the other.
  29. From beginning to end.
  30. To a termination.
  31. From end to end.
  32. From the first to the last of.
  33. From one end or side to the other; from beginning to end; to the ultimate purpose. To carry through, to accomplish. To go through, to prosecute a scheme to the end; to undergo. See Thorough.
  34. From end to end, or from side to side; noting passage; by transmission; by means of; by the agency of; by reason of; over the whole surface of; by passing among or in the midst of.
  35. From one end or side to the other; to the end or conclusion: prep. from end to end; from side to side of; passage among or in the midst of; by means of.
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Usage examples for through

  1. He may die- before he's got through this money. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. I shall always love you,- because you have been on my side all through – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  3. You can get this put through if you like. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  4. You'll get through this great trouble. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  5. I'll show some people before I'm through – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. Can you live through – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  7. Oh, we shall bring him through – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  8. I read the letter through more than once. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. " Yes, we'll put it through – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  10. We shall want a good deal before we get through – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. He thought of the child that he loved- the child that had come to him through that wife. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  12. I've done all I can; now, it's up to you to see him through – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  13. They shall live, and through thee!" – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  14. If we get through you say? – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  15. Have I not known him all through – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  16. I am not through my friend. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. " Let us through good people," I heard him say. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  18. You're not through you know. – Monkey On His Back by Charles V. De Vet
  19. She wanted to make money- through him? – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  20. I'll go through with it, of course. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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