go through


went through; gone through; going through; goes through

intransitive verb

: to continue firmly or obstinately to the end
I was going through with it if it killed meA. W. Long
: to receive approval or sanction : pass
: to come to a desired or satisfactory conclusion

Examples of go through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, a shot rang out, and a bullet exploded from the barrel and went through the boy’s leg, deputies said. Irene Wright The Charlotte Observer (tns), al, 12 Sep. 2023 In an introduction to a book published to coincide with the show, Ishida’s older brother Michiaki recalls going through Tetsuya’s wallet after his death, and discovering several American one-dollar bills. M.h. Miller, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 The show has gone through a number of showrunners during his tenure, with no one serving for longer than about two years. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 That gap, Dupree said, shows that Jill Poe could have gained some advantages from going through puberty for a few years as a boy before starting medication to stop the process. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Sep. 2023 The maximum air speed of a leaf vacuum refers to the rate at which air goes through the tool’s nozzle. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 The tour goes through hilly areas of Alton and some cobblestone streets, which could make for a bumpy ride. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, Kody gets advice from a friend who also has gone through divorce. Mike Rose, cleveland, 10 Sep. 2023 After going through a divorce and relocating to San Diego, Morris was ready to start a new chapter. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of go through was in 1513

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“Go through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20through. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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