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run through sth

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

(EXAMINE)

to look at, examine, or deal with a set of things, especially quickly: We ran through the list, but none of the machines seemed any good. I'd like to run through these points/questions with you, if that's okay, because you've made several mistakes.

(EXIST)

If a quality runs through something, it is in all parts of it: Melancholy runs through all her stories. Racism runs right through society.

(USE UP)

to use up an amount of something quickly: It took him just a few months to run through all the money his father left him.
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