Definition of go through phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


go through

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Phrasal Verbs
if a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completed The deal did not go through.
  1. 1  to look at or examine something carefully, especially in order to find something I always start the day by going through my email. She went through the company's accounts, looking for evidence of fraud.
  2. 2  to study or consider something in detail, especially by repeating it Let's go through the arguments again. Could we go through (= practise) Act 2 once more?
  3. 3  to perform a series of actions; to follow a method or procedure Certain formalities have to be gone through before you can emigrate.
  4. 4  to experience or suffer something She's been going through a bad patch recently. He's amazingly cheerful considering all he's had to go through.
  5. 5to use up or finish something completely The boys went through two whole loaves of bread.
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