Translation of "go through sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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go through sth

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


B2 to experience a difficult or unpleasant situation

I've been going through a bad patch recently. 近来这一段时间我日子很不好过。
You'd think his children would be more sympathetic towards him after all he's gone through (= the many bad things he has experienced). 也许你会觉得,在他经历过这一切苦难后,他的子女们会对他多些同情。

More examples

  • She's gone through a lot in order to achieve what she has.
  • He went through a difficult spell when he lost his job.
  • It's just a phase she's going through.
  • I apologize for what you had to go through.
  • I don't know how he goes through that ordeal every day.


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. 我要把衣柜彻底清理一下,把不穿的衣服都找出来扔掉。
Remember to go through the pockets before you put those trousers in the washing machine. 在把裤子放进洗衣机之前,要记着仔细翻翻裤兜。

More examples

  • "I can't find my keys." "Have you gone through your jacket pockets?"
  • Would you mind if we went through your pockets?
  • I don't like to go through other people's drawers.
  • We went through all the cupboards and drawers and found things we hadn't seen for years.
  • She's going through all the drawers, looking for a pen.


to do something in order to practise or as a test

Why don't we go through the whole demonstration once more? 请你把那个动作再练一遍,然后停车。


to use a lot of something

Before I gave up coffee, I was drinking five cups a day. 我没戒烟时一天要抽40支香烟。
I went through a hundred quid on my last trip to London. 我上一次去伦敦旅游花掉了100英镑。

(Translation of “go through sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)