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


run through

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
(literary) to kill somebody by sticking a knife, sword, etc. through them
  1. 1  to discuss, repeat or read something quickly He ran through the names on the list. Could we run through your proposals once again?
  2. 2[no passive] to pass quickly through something An angry murmur ran through the crowd. Thoughts of revenge kept running through his mind.
  3. 3[no passive] to be present in every part of something A deep melancholy runs through her poetry.
  4. 4to perform, act or practise something Can we run through Scene 3 again, please? related noun run-through
  5. 5to use up or spend money carelessly She ran through the entire amount within two years.
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