run-through

noun \ ˈrən-ˌthrü \

Definition of run-through

: a usually cursory reading, summary, or rehearsal

First Known Use of run-through

1905

in the meaning defined above

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run through

verb

Definition of run through

1 : pierce
2 : to spend or consume wastefully and rapidly
3 : to read or rehearse without pausing
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 0 in one day?

First Known Use of run through

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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run through Synonyms

Antonyms

conserve;

Phrases

play ducks and drakes with (or make ducks and drakes of);


RUN-THROUGH Defined for English Language Learners

run-through

Definition of run-through for English Language Learners

  • : an activity in which you quickly do or read all the different parts of something especially in order to practice or prepare for something (such as a performance)


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