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go through sth

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(EXPERIENCE)

B2 to experience a difficult or unpleasant situation: I've been going through a bad patch recently. You'd think his children would be more sympathetic towards him after all he's gone through (= the many bad things he has experienced).Experiencing and suffering

(EXAMINE)

B2 to examine something that contains a collection of things carefully in order to organize them or find something: I'm going through my wardrobe and throwing out all the clothes I don't wear any more. Remember to go through the pockets before you put those trousers in the washing machine.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value

(PRACTISE)

to do something in order to practise or as a test: I'd like you to go through that manoeuvre again and then bring the car to a halt.Repeating an action

(USE)

to use a lot of something: Before I gave up smoking I was going through 40 cigarettes a day. I went through a hundred quid on my last trip to London.Using and misusing
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