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Definition of through adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] through traffic travels from one side of a place to the other without stopping
  2. 2[only before noun] a through train takes you to the final place you want to get to and you do not have to get off and get on another train
  3. 3[only before noun] a through road or route is open at both ends and allows traffic to travel from one end to the other The town lies on a busy through road. No through road (= the road is closed at one end).
  4. 4[not before noun] through (with something/somebody) used to show that you have finished using something or have ended a relationship with someone Are you through with that newspaper? Todd and I are through.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: through

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