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go through sth

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(EXPERIENCE)

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).

(EXAMINE)

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.

(PRACTISE)

to do something in order to practise or as a test: I'd like you to go through that manoeuvre again and then bring the car to a halt.

(USE)

to use a lot of something: Before I gave up smoking I was going through 40 cigarettes a day. I went through a hundred quid on my last trip to London.
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