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put sb through sth

verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ ( present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  

(BAD EXPERIENCE)

to make someone experience something unpleasant or difficult: I'm sorry to put you through this ordeal.

(EDUCATION)

to pay for someone to study at school, college, or university: It's costing them a lot of money to put their children through school. She's putting herself through college.
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