throughpreposition, adverbuk us /θruː/
through preposition, adverb (PLACE)
- The teacher drew a diagram showing how the blood flows through the heart.
- She walked through the city centre with its drab, grey buildings and felt depressed.
- She heard the eerie noise of the wind howling through the trees.
- Our new sofa doesn't fit through the door.
- Some poisonous gases can enter the body by absorption through the skin.
through preposition, adverb (TIME)
- If I can just get through the training period, it won't be so bad after that.
- We've gone through a few financially insecure years.
- Unfortunately, I lost interest half way through the film.
- Electricians worked through the night to localize the faulty switches.
- The bells ring at regular intervals through the day.
throughprepositionuk us /θruː/
through preposition (RESULT)
- Several political prisoners have been released through the intercession of Amnesty International.
- If he fails it won't be through lack of effort.
- The soil has been so heavily leached through intensive farming that it is no longer fertile.
- A lot of water is wasted through leakage.
- Four million hours were lost last year through stress-related illnesses.
through preposition (USING)
- The performers tell the story through song and dance.
- She met her husband through a dating agency.
- The police entered the building through the side door.
- She still controls the company indirectly through her son, who is the managing director.
- Speaking through an interpreter, the president said the terms of the ceasefire were completely unacceptable.
throughadjectiveuk us /θruː/
through adjective (FINISHED)
through adjective (SUCCESSFUL)
through adjective (DIRECT)