A walk through the flowers.
Went through the tunnel.
Climbed in through the window.
Drove through to their final destination.
A through ticket.
Through with an assignment.
An example of through is a train traveling the distance of a tunnel.
Through in politics.
An example of through is to see a plan all the way from its conception to its execution.
She succeeded through hard work. He declined the honor through modesty.
Bought the antique vase through a dealer.
Her application went through our office. Run the figures through the computer.
Warmed the leftovers clear through; got soaked through in the rain; a letter that was shot through with the writer's personality.
See a matter through.
A through beam.
She was through with the project.
A through bus; a through ticket.
Through traffic; through lanes.
That swimmer is through as an athlete.
Through her help.
Done through error.
Flying through the clouds.
Hiking through the trees.
To go through an experience, through the summer, went through all his provisions.
A through train.
We slogged through the mud for hours before turning back and giving up.
From 1945 through 1991; the numbers 1 through 9; your membership is active through March 15, 2013
Interstate highways form a nationwide system of through roads.
They were through with laying the subroof by noon.
After being implicated in the scandal, he was through as an executive in financial services.
I'm through with him.
A through street.
She was through with him.
The through flight through Memphis was the fastest.
The arrow went straight through.
Others slept; he worked straight through.
She read the letter through.
He said he would see it through.
Leave the yarn in the dye overnight so the color soaks through.
The American army broke through at St. Lo.
A tour through France.
Stayed up through the night.
We are through the initial testing period.
Drove through a red light.
Opened the door and went through.
I read the article once through.
A through street.
A play that runs through December; a volume that covers A through D.
A train that goes through Boston.
Touring through France.
To go through a red light.
To fight through all the red tape.
To see something through.
- In every part; throughout:Wet through and through.
- In every aspect; completely:A success through and through.
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of through
- Middle English thurh, through from Old English thurh terə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English *thrugh, thruch, thruh, metathetic variants of Middle English thurgh, thurh, from Old English þorh, þurh, þerh, þærh (“through, for, during, by, by means of, by use of, because of, in consequence of"), from Proto-Germanic *þerh (“through"), *þurh, from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (“through, throughout, over"). Cognate with Scots throch (“through"), West Frisian troch (“through"), Dutch door (“through"), German durch (“through"), Gothic [script?] (þaírh, “through"), Latin trans (“across, over, through"), Albanian tÃ«rthor (“through, around"), Welsh tra (“through"). See also thorough.
- From Old English þrÅ«h