put through


put through; putting through; puts through

transitive verb

: to carry to a successful conclusion
put through a number of reforms
: to make a telephone connection for
: to obtain a connection for (a telephone call)

Examples of put through in a Sentence

the incoming university president is vowing to put through the sort of sweeping changes that will propel the school into the top tier academically
Recent Examples on the Web Every formula is also put through rigorous dermatologist testing to ensure compatibility with blemish-prone and sensitive skin types. Angela Lei, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The automatic litter boxes were first put through on-site tests in our lab before being taken home by our testers to test in real-world settings with owners and cats. Katherine Alex Beaven, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Yeti coolers are engineered to be put through tough conditions and still get the job done at the highest level. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, 5 Oct. 2023 To guarantee the quality and security of the product, every batch is put through extensive third-party lab testing. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Sep. 2023 In an interview for a job at Jane Street, a trading firm, he’s put through a day of slantwise games. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2023 The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet, because there has never been a reckoning or a reexamination of what these women were put through. Taylor Lorenz, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2023 The trailer teases some of the challenges the contestants are put through, including climbing a crane, balancing atop a moving train and driving an Aston Martin down winding hills. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 5 Oct. 2023 Isabella in the Shakespeare text has been put through a wringer. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of put through was in 1888

Cite this Entry

“Put through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20through. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

put through

: to carry to a conclusion
put through a number of reforms
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