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adjective thorough pronunciation in American English /ˈθʌroʊ/
  1. 1
    including everything that is possible or necessary

    The key to a good interview is thorough preparation.

    a thorough investigation/examination/search:

    a thorough and painstaking investigation by the police

    a thorough understanding/knowledge:

    She has a thorough understanding of the business.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] complete: used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is

    It's all a thorough nuisance.

    The project was a thorough disaster.

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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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