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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrun through
he/she/itruns through
present participlerunning through
past tenseran through
past participlerun through

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  1. 1
    run through something to explain or to read something quickly

    I’ll just run through the names and make sure everyone’s here.

    Do you want me to run through the details with you?

  2. 2
    run through something to practise something so that it is correct for a performance or test

    Let’s just run through the piece one more time.

  3. 3
    run through someone/something if a feeling runs through a group of people, they all feel it

    Fear ran through the crowd as a shot was heard.

  4. 4
    run through something if a quality or idea runs through something, you can find it in many parts of that thing

    The theme of jealousy runs through a lot of her work.

    There was a lot of bitterness running through their conversation.

  5. 5
    run through something to spend or use a lot of money in a short period of time

    The project ran through £50 million in the first year.

  6. 6
    run someone through literary to push a sword through someone’s body
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