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Definition of run through phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


run through

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

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to kill someone by sticking a knife, sword, etc. through them

    run through something

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  1. 1[no passive] to pass quickly through something An angry murmur ran through the crowd. Thoughts of revenge kept running through his mind.
  2. 2[no passive] to be present in every part of something A deep melancholy runs through her poetry.
  3. 3to discuss, repeat, or read something quickly He ran through the names on the list. Could we run through your proposals once again?
  4. 4to perform, act, or practice 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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