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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)
  • (EXPERIENCE)

B2 to ​experience a ​difficult or ​unpleasantsituation: I've been going through a ​badpatchrecently. You'd ​think his ​children would be more ​sympathetic towards him after all he's gone through (= the many ​bad things he has ​experienced).

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  • (EXAMINE)

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. Remember to go through the ​pockets before you put those ​trousers in the ​washingmachine.

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