run through

run through
1. apply thoroughly; think through (Freq. 4)

We worked through an example

Syn: ↑work through, ↑go through
Derivationally related forms: ↑run-through
Hypernyms: ↑work
Hyponyms: ↑whip through
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

2. use up (resources or materials) (Freq. 1)

this car consumes a lot of gas


We exhausted our savings


They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

consume, ↑eat up, ↑use up, ↑eat, ↑deplete, ↑exhaust, ↑wipe out
Derivationally related forms: ↑exhaustion (for: ↑exhaust), ↑depletion (for: ↑deplete), ↑consumptive (for: ↑consume), ↑consumable (for: ↑consume)
Hypernyms: ↑spend, ↑expend, ↑drop
run out, ↑drain, ↑indulge, ↑luxuriate, ↑burn off, ↑burn, ↑burn up, ↑spend, ↑run down, ↑exhaust, ↑play out, ↑sap, ↑tire
Verb Group: ↑take, ↑occupy, ↑use up
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something


Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑eat)

They run through more bread

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1) be present in every part of; pervade

a sense of personal loss runs through many of his lyrics

2) use or spend recklessly or rapidly

her husband had long since run through her money

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run through [phrasal verb]
1 run through (something)
1 a : to spend or use up (something) quickly :squander

He ran through his winnings in a short time.

1 b run through (something) : to read, repeat, or practice (something) quickly

Let's run through our lines one more time.

He quickly ran through the dance routine.

— see also run-through
1 c : to occur repeatedly in (something) or throughout (something)

The song has been running through my head all morning.

Thoughts and memories of home kept running through his mind.

A note of despair runs through the narrative.

2 run (something) through (something) : to enter (information) into (a computer) for processing

She ran his name through the police computer to see if he had any previous arrests.

He ran the data through.

3 run (someone) through literary : to push a sword through (someone)

He ran him through with his sword.

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Main Entry:run

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  • run-through — run throughs N COUNT A run through for a show or event is a practice for it. Charles and Eddie are getting ready for their final run through before the evening s recording. Syn: rehearsal …   English dictionary

  • run-through — n a short practice before a performance, test etc →↑rehearsal ▪ a final run through of the play …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run-through — [run′thro͞o΄] n. a rehearsal, as of a dramatic or musical work or section, straight through from beginning to end …   English World dictionary

  • run through — ► run through 1) stab so as to kill. 2) (also run over) go over quickly or briefly as a rehearsal or reminder. Main Entry: ↑run …   English terms dictionary

  • run through — index exhaust (deplete), penetrate, permeate, pervade, pierce (lance), spend Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • run-through — run ,through noun count a practice performance of a ceremony, play, or concert …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run-through — run′ through n. 1) a trial or practice performance, esp. an uninterrupted rehearsal of a play 2) a quick outline or review • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • run through — [v] use up; waste blow, consume, dissipate, exhaust, expend, finish, fritter away, lose, spend, squander, throw away, wash up; concept 156 Ant. hoard, save …   New thesaurus

  • run-through — ► NOUN 1) a rehearsal. 2) a brief outline or summary …   English terms dictionary

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