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’
    • ‘A critique of consumerism runs through many of the works, including those by Kristof Kintera and Alena Kotzmannova.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The other interesting theme running through here is the loss of family.’
    • ‘The absence/presence thread is one which runs through all the works.’
    • ‘‘There is an unpleasant air of patronage running through this book’, one reviewer complained.’
    • ‘One theme I find runs through all the emails is the lack of information available at the time of the first diagnosis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Do you sense a strong current of social idealism running through present-day American design?’
    • ‘A sense of purposefulness runs through his entire article.’
    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’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, he quickly ran through the money and had to ask Morgan for more.’
    • ‘By 1592, with both parents dead, he had run through his inheritance.’
    • ‘The company has already run through several hundred million in start-up money.’
    • ‘It didn't take them too many years to run through all their money.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Taberah spent most of the day running through New Age music in his head, and seeing how it would sound on his lute.’
    • ‘We did some rehearsing yesterday evening, running through some old Dr. Feelgood numbers.’
    • ‘In the spirit of increasing openness, here we run through the 10 most common financial mistakes people make.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She ran through her schedule in her head.’
    • ‘As I read I kept running through all the things I have said over the last six years since having Madison.’
    • ‘Today I'll run through what I'm reading on the Internet, as it's been an interesting week.’
    • ‘Come on let's run through the scene one more time and then we'll call it a night.’
    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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