Definition of run through in English:

run through

phrasal verb

  • 1Be present in every part of; pervade.

    ‘a sense of personal loss runs through many of his lyrics’
    • ‘Do you sense a strong current of social idealism running through present-day American design?’
    • ‘While it is difficult to categorize the projects presented in this volume, one common thread that runs through much of the work is the architects' concern for ecologically sound design.’
    • ‘One theme I find runs through all the emails is the lack of information available at the time of the first diagnosis.’
    • ‘‘There is an unpleasant air of patronage running through this book’, one reviewer complained.’
    • ‘A sense of purposefulness runs through his entire article.’
    • ‘The common theme that runs through these 500 pages is how ordinary people perform extraordinary feats of strength and courage, day after day, month after month, year after year.’
    • ‘A critique of consumerism runs through many of the works, including those by Kristof Kintera and Alena Kotzmannova.’
    • ‘The other interesting theme running through here is the loss of family.’
    • ‘The absence/presence thread is one which runs through all the works.’
    • ‘The thread that seems to run through all her books that I have read is one of alienation and then reabsorption, either from/by society or by families.’
    pervade, permeate, suffuse, imbue, inform, go through
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  • 2Use or spend recklessly or rapidly.

    ‘her husband had long since run through her money’
    • ‘It didn't take them too many years to run through all their money.’
    • ‘The company has already run through several hundred million in start-up money.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, he quickly ran through the money and had to ask Morgan for more.’
    • ‘That ever-charming quality stood him in good stead as he ran through the money of numerous family friends who invested in a long string of his losing ventures.’
    • ‘By 1592, with both parents dead, he had run through his inheritance.’
    squander, fritter away, spend, spend like water, throw away, dissipate, waste, go through, consume, use up
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  • 3Go over (something) quickly as a reminder or rehearsal.

    ‘I'll just run through the schedule for the weekend’
    • ‘Today I'll run through what I'm reading on the Internet, as it's been an interesting week.’
    • ‘He mentally ran through how much money he had saved up and how long it would take to have enough as he shoved his key into the lock on his door.’
    • ‘Before we get on to the clinical implications, let's just quickly run through what the possible reasons are.’
    • ‘She ran through her schedule in her head.’
    • ‘We did some rehearsing yesterday evening, running through some old Dr. Feelgood numbers.’
    • ‘I had calmed down quite a bit and I was no longer trembling, but my mind was still running through all of the new information I had accumulated.’
    • ‘In the spirit of increasing openness, here we run through the 10 most common financial mistakes people make.’
    • ‘As I read I kept running through all the things I have said over the last six years since having Madison.’
    • ‘Come on let's run through the scene one more time and then we'll call it a night.’
    • ‘Taberah spent most of the day running through New Age music in his head, and seeing how it would sound on his lute.’
    go over, go through, look over, look through, cast one's eye over, take a look at, run over
    rehearse, practise, go through, go over, repeat, do again
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