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BNC: 109 COCA: 112


1 through /ˈθruː/ preposition
1 through
Learner's definition of THROUGH
: into one side and out the other side of (something)穿过;贯穿
: from one side or end to another side or end of (something)通过;穿过;透过
used to describe movement within a place or an area of land, air, etc.遍及;在…之间
used to indicate the path that is followed to get somewhere or the path that someone or something moves along穿过,沿着(某路径)
: without stopping for (a traffic signal, a stop sign, etc.)(在应停处)径直通过
: by using (someone or something)凭借(某人或某事物)
: by doing (something)通过做…
: because of (something)由于;因为
: over all the parts of (something) : throughout贯穿;遍及
: from the beginning to the end of (something)从头至尾
USused to indicate the numbers, days, etc., that are included in a range直至
used to say that you have survived or completed something度过;完成
: to a state of official acceptance or approval by (an organization)获得官方通过
2 through /ˈθruː/ adverb
2 through
Learner's definition of THROUGH
: from one side or end to the other从一端到另一端
: over the whole distance覆盖全程地
: from the beginning to the end从头至尾
: without stopping径直通过
: to the end of an action, process, or activity : until something is completed or achieved直到最后
: in or to every part : completely or thoroughly完全地
of a phone call : in connection with the person you are calling(电话)接通
3 through /ˈθruː/ adjective
3 through
Learner's definition of THROUGH
not used before a noun chiefly US
: having reached the end of an activity, job, etc. : finished完成;结束
often + with
: no longer in a romantic relationship关系完结
often + with
: no longer able to continue in a role, activity, etc.(职位、活动等)终结
always used before a noun
: allowing passage from one end to the other通达的;两头通的
: going the whole distance without stopping直达的;直通的;中途不停的
BNC: 109 COCA: 112


1 of 3


used as a function word to indicate movement into at one side or point and out at another and especially the opposite side of
drove a nail through the board
: by way of
left through the door
used as a function word to indicate passage from one end or boundary to another
a highway through the foresta road through the desert
: without stopping for : past
drove through a red light
used as a function word to indicate passage into and out of a treatment, handling, or process
the matter has already passed through her hands
used as a function word to indicate means, agency, or intermediacy: such as
: by means of : by the agency of
: because of
failed through ignorance
: by common descent from or relationship with
related through their grandfather
: over the whole surface or extent of : throughout
homes scattered through the valley
used as a function word to indicate movement within a large expanse
flew through the air
used as a function word to indicate exposure to a specified set of conditions
put him through hell
used as a function word to indicate a period of time: such as
: during the entire period of
all through her life
: from the beginning to the end of
the tower stood through the earthquake
: to and including
Monday through Friday
used as a function word to indicate completion or exhaustion
got through the bookwent through the money in a year
used as a function word to indicate acceptance or approval especially by an official body
got the bill through the legislature


2 of 3


: from one end or side to the other
: from beginning to end
: to completion, conclusion, or accomplishment
see it through
: to the core : completely
soaked through
: into the open : out
break through


3 of 3


: arrived at completion or accomplishment
is through with the job
: admitting free or continuous passage : direct
a through road
: extending from one surface to another
a through mortise
: initiated at and destined for points outside a local zone
through traffic
: going from point of origin to destination without change or reshipment
a through train
: of or relating to such movement
a through ticket

Example Sentences

Preposition He hit the nail through the wood. She looked through the binoculars. The bullet had gone through his hand. He just walked through the door. The security guards pushed their way through the crowd. She could see a figure through the fog. I looked through the window. Adverb Let these people go through, please. The nail went completely through. It snowed heavily, but we made it through. We'll never get through—the mud is too deep. The package was shipped through to New Orleans. Read the essay through and tell me what you think. Adjective When the police were through with him, a taxi took him, his suitcase, the homburg funeral hat, in the other direction … Annie Proulx, Atlantic, November 1997 I tell him I like fanzines. This one's mad, he says, really mad. I can borrow it when he's through. Lynne Tillman, Motion Sickness, 1991 Today though, once experience shows on a woman's face, she's through. Patricia Volk, New Woman, November 1990 I'm not through yet. I have one more topic to discuss. If you're through using the phone, I'd like to use it next. Is this a through road? The left lane is for through traffic only. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
High school can be tough enough on your own, so imagine going through adolescence while constantly being compared to your twin sister. Ew Staff, EW.com, 9 Sep. 2022 Looks like it’s @JGermanRJ going through our trash for his 4th story on me. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 One study found, for example, that spouses who undergo no treatment still lose about half as much weight as a partner going through treatment. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 The redshirt freshman leads the country in passing yards (646) and passing touchdowns (nine) through two games, establishing himself as a worthy heir to former Tar Heels star Sam Howell. Baltimore Sun, 9 Sep. 2022 Anya did not immediately respond to requests for an interview made by phone and through Twitter. Mike Memoli, NBC News, 9 Sep. 2022 Akron is trying to rebuild its culture the old-fashioned way — through the transfer portal. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2022 Special masters are most frequently named to sort through documents involved in a court proceeding and examine them for certain types of privileges. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2022 For example, during a 30-minute Fundations lesson in a kindergarten class at Baker, the students were going through a lesson with a story about Fred the Frog. Lelah Byron And Aimee Galaszewski, Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022
But even then, a sensuous, feminine side had started to push through. Briana Miller | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2022 Add black beans and red pepper flakes and cook until warmed through, another 3 minutes. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 9 Sep. 2022 Alabama finally broke through in 1986, winning 28-10 in Birmingham in a game famous for Cornelius Bennett’s bone-crushing sack of Steve Beuerlein. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 9 Sep. 2022 Genuinely sorry to see so many great people go, but, at the end of the day, only two are going through. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2022 The overriding goal of the review isn’t yet outlined, and regulatory processes can take a long time to work through. Telis Demos, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 With an offense that at first looked overmatched before eventually breaking through and a defense that suffocated McDonogh after its first score, Concordia Prep completed the upset. Taylor Lyons, Baltimore Sun, 8 Sep. 2022 There are many interlocking choices to work through. Ingfei Chen, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2022 Milwaukee broke through against Colorado starter Ryan Feltner the next inning on consecutive two-out hits by Andrew McCutchen and Jace Peterson. Todd Rosiak, Journal Sentinel, 5 Sep. 2022
Campaigning door-to-door with his pal this summer, Bissell is reminded of the through story in Amato’s trajectory. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 What’s the through line? Let’s first stipulate that tragedy, people oft forget, is not so much about flaws or sadness but about the human experience of chaos. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 Balancing freedom to live without restrictions with the freedom from being needlessly exposed to disease should be the through line of our national narrative, policies and practices. Steven Phillips, Scientific American, 3 Aug. 2022 The hearings to date have featured a wide range of witnesses, but the through line of nearly all the testimony has been former President Trump and his relentless efforts to overturn his loss in the 2020 election. CBS News, 24 July 2022 That was the through line throughout the entire filming process. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 23 July 2022 Dead ducks are the through line of an Eleven Madison Park episode of 7 Days Out, a show chronicling the week leading up to a major event. Alicia Kennedy, Bon Appétit, 1 July 2022 Arriving at Union depot we were compelled to wait an hour for the through train to Cape May. Mary Ann Ashcraft, Baltimore Sun, 23 July 2022 But the committee will attempt to place the story of the violence at the Capitol in the context of a broader, multi-tentacled plot to overturn the results of Joe Biden’s electoral victory, with Trump’s involvement serving as the through line. Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey And Amy Gardner, Anchorage Daily News, 6 June 2022 See More

Word History


Preposition, Adverb, and Adjective

Middle English thurh, thruh, through, from Old English thurh; akin to Old High German durh through, Latin trans across, beyond, Sanskrit tarati he crosses over

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)


before the 13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of through was before the 12th century
BNC: 109 COCA: 112
BNC: 109 COCA: 112
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0_0: Translations of Through
  • # a.
    穿: through
    通: through
    透: fully, thoroughly, through
    直到: through
  • # p.
    亙: through
    經: after, past, through
    經過: after, as a result of, through
    通過: by, by means of, through, via, by way of
    走: from, through
  • # a.
    通: all, coherent, common, logical, open, through
    直達的: through
    直通的: through

0_0: Definitions of Through
  • # preposition.
    - moving in one side and out of the other side of (an opening, channel, or location).
    * she walked through the doorway into the living room
    - continuing in time toward completion of (a process or period).
    * he showed up halfway through the second act
    - so as to inspect all or part of (a collection, inventory, or publication).
    * I flipped though the pages
    - by means of (a process or intermediate stage).
    * dioxins get into mothers' milk through contaminated food
  • # adverb.
    - expressing movement into one side and out of the other side of an opening, channel, or location.
    * as soon as we opened the gate they came streaming through
    - so as to continue in time toward the completion of a process, period, etc.
    * she's just started a tour that will keep her busy right through to June
    - so as to inspect all or part of a publication or document.
    * she read the letter through carefully
    - so as to be connected by telephone.
  • # adjective.
    - (of a means of public transportation or a ticket) continuing or valid to the final destination.
    * a through train from Boston
    - (of a room) running the whole length of a building.
    - having no prospect of any future relationship, dealings, or success.
    * she told him she was through with him

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