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into one side or end of an entrance, passage, hole etc and out of the other side or end:
She smiled at him as he walked through the door.
Water will be pumped through a pipe.
I managed to squeeze through a gap in the hedge.
They were suddenly plunged into darkness as the train went through a tunnel.
There were people standing in the doorway and I couldn't get through.
I went through to the kitchen to see who was there.
cutting or breaking something, or making a hole from one side of it to the other:
A football came crashing through the window.
The bullet passed straight through his skull.
from one side of an area to the other or between a group of things:
across an area
We passed through France on our way to Italy.
We made our way through the village to the farm.
The wind howled through the trees.
He had to push his way through the crowd to get to her.
Let me through - I'm a doctor.
get through/make it through (=reach a place after a difficult journey)
You'll never get through - the snow's two metres deep.
Rescue teams have finally made it through to the survivors.
We drove right through the town centre.
Carry on straight through the village.
if you see something through glass, a window etc, you are on one side of the glass etc and it is on the other:
see through something
I could see her through the window.
I could see right through the thin curtains.
past a place where you are supposed to stop:
past a place
It took us ages to get through passport control.
He drove straight through a red light.
during and to the end of a period of time:
The cold weather continued through the spring.
He slept right through the day.
The fighting went on all through the night.
from the beginning to the end of a process or experience:
The book guides you through the whole procedure of buying a house.
When you have been through a terrible experience like that, it takes a long time to recover.
It's a miracle that these buildings came through the war undamaged.
past one stage in a competition to the next stage
This is the first time they've ever made it through to the final.
They didn't even get through the first round of the contest.
because of something:
because of something
How many working days were lost through sickness last year?
by means of a particular method, service, person etc:
by means of something/somebody
She got her first job through an employment agency.
a success that was achieved through co-operative effort and wise leadership
I heard about it through a friend.
if a proposal passes through a parliament, it is agreed and accepted as a law:
A special bill was rushed through Congress to deal with the emergency.
from May until June, from Wednesday until Friday etc:
The store is open Monday through Saturday.
in the middle of an event or period of time:
I left halfway through the film.
connected to someone by telephone:
I tried phoning you, but I couldn't get through.
Please hold the line and I'll put you through.
Did you manage to get through to her?
completely wet, cooked etc:
You're wet through. What on earth have you been doing?
It should only take a few minutes to heat this through.
if someone is a particular type of person through and through, they are completely that type of person:
I'll say one thing for Sandra - she's a professional through and through.
as far as London, Paris etc:
all the way
Does this train go through to Glasgow?
to use a lot of something quickly:
George Ward started smoking at the age of nine, and at one time he was getting through 80 a day.
By the end of the year he had run through all the money inherited from his father.