put sb through sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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put sb through sth

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)

put sb through sth (BAD EXPERIENCE)

to make someone ​experience something ​unpleasant or ​difficult: I'm ​sorry to put you through this ​ordeal.

put sb through sth (EDUCATION)

to ​pay for someone to ​study at ​school, ​college, or ​university: It's ​costing them a lot of ​money to put ​theirchildren through ​school. She's putting herself through ​college.
(Definition of put sb through sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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