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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.
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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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 washing machine.

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(Definition of “go through sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)