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English definition of “through”


preposition, adverb (PLACE) (also US not standard thru)     /θruː/
A2 from one end or side of something to the other: They walked slowly through the woods . The boy waded through the water to reach his boat . He struggled through the crowd till he reached the front . How long the journey takes will depend on how long it takes to get through the traffic . Her words kept running through my mind / head (= I kept hearing her words in my imagination ). We drove through the tunnel . I saw him drive through a red light (= he did not stop at the red traffic light ). I'll put you through (= connect you by phone ) (to the sales department ).Through, across, opposite and against Grammar:Across, over or through?Grammar:AcrossWe use across as a preposition (prep) and an adverb (adv). Across means on the other side of something, or from one side to the other of something which has sides or limits such as a city, road or river:Grammar:OverWe use over as a preposition and an adverb to refer to something at a higher position than something else, sometimes involving movement from one side to another:Grammar:Across or through?Grammar:Across, over and through: typical errors
(Definition of through prepositionadverb (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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