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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo through
he/she/itgoes through
present participlegoing through
past tensewent through
past participlegone through
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  1. 1
    [transitive]go through something to examine or search something very carefully
    Someone had broken into the office and gone through all the drawers.
    Collins went through every legal book she could find.
  2. 3
    [transitive]go through something to experience something difficult or unpleasant
    We can’t really imagine what they’re going through.
  3. 4
    [transitive]go through something to use, spend, or eat all of something, especially quickly
    He’d gone through all his money by the end of the first week of his holiday.
  4. 5
    [transitive]go through something to practise all of something such as a speech, song, or play
    Let’s go through your lines one more time.
  5. 6
    [transitive]go through something if a thought or idea goes through your mind, you consider it for a short time
  6. 7
    [transitive]go through something to perform a set of actions that you regularly perform
    go through a routine/ritual: She went through her daily routine of clearing the breakfast table before settling down to handle the correspondence.
  7. 8
    [transitive]go through something to follow an official system for dealing with a type of problem or request
    Even existing employees had to go through the whole application procedure again.
    Your application must go through the proper channels.
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