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Meaning of “go through” in the English Dictionary

"go through" in British English

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go through

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
If a ​law, ​plan, or deal goes through, it is ​officiallyaccepted or ​approved: A ​citycouncilmember said that the ​proposals for the new ​shoppingcentre were ​unlikely to go through.
(Definition of go through from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go through" in American English

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go through

phrasal verb with go  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present tense goes, present participle going, past tense went  /went/ , past participle gone  /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/ )
  • (BE ACCEPTED)

to be ​officiallyaccepted or ​approved: We’re hoping that the ​proposal for the new ​mall won’t go through.
(Definition of go through from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"go through" in Business English

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go through

phrasal verb with go uk   us   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
[I] if a ​law, ​plan, or ​deal goes through, it is ​officiallyaccepted or ​approved: The ​proposals for new ​taxes are unlikely to go through.
(Definition of go through from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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