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run through

verb

Definition of run through

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  pierce

  3. 2 :  to spend or consume wastefully and rapidly

  4. 3 :  to read or rehearse without pausing

  5. 4 a :  carry out, do b :  to subject to a process



Examples of run through in a sentence

  1. <before I knew what was happening, the thug had run through me with a knife>

  2. <how did you manage to run through $300 in one day?>



15th Century

First Known Use of run through

15th century


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