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English definition of “put someone through something”

put someone through something

(CAUSE TO EXPERIENCE) phrasal verb with put    /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to cause, allow, or pay for someone to experience or do something: I’m sorry to have to put you through this. She’s putting herself through college.
(Definition of put someone through something (CAUSE TO EXPERIENCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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