Definition of work through in US English:

work through

phrasal verb

  • Go through a process of understanding and accepting (a painful or difficult situation)

    ‘they should be allowed to feel the pain and work through their emotions’
    • ‘His mind began to turn as to how he was going to work through the situation as it was presented.’
    • ‘Spike is a productive character who works through the difficulties of masculinity and reconciles them within larger social formations.’
    • ‘When someone experiences a major loss and works through the consequent process of grief he or she will be a different person subsequently.’
    • ‘He is an excellent mediator with a lot of skills to try and work through these difficult times.’
    • ‘Van tries to wait in the shadows of Kristinâs life while she works through the grieving process.’