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English definition of “run (someone) through something”

run (someone) through something

verb phrasal verb with run  /rʌn/ ( present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/, past participle run) us  

(PRACTICE)

to practice something; to rehearse : The director wants us to run through the first act this morning. If you run someone through something, you practice it or talk about it so the person will know it better: A technician ran me through the data recovery process.
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