if a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completed The deal did not go through.
- 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 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 to perform a series of actions; to follow a method or procedure Certain formalities have to be gone through before you can emigrate.
- 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.
- 5to use up or finish something completely The boys went through two whole loaves of bread.