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English definition of “run sb/sth through”

run sb/sth through

literary phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to push a sword or similar pointed weapon right into a person or animal : He drew his sword and ran the villain through.Cutting and stabbing
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