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see through sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with see   /siː/ ( present participle seeing, past tense saw, past participle seen) us  
B2 to realize that someone is trying to deceive you to get an advantage, or that someone's behaviour is intended to deceive you, and to understand the truth about the situation: They were very friendly, but I quickly saw through them. She saw through his excuse at once.
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