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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Metathesis of Middle English thurh, thourgh < Old English þurh < West Germanic *thurkh < Proto-Indo-European base *tr- ('through'). Cognate with thorough, German durch, Dutch door, Latin trans, Welsh tra ('through').
- From one side of an opening to the other.
- I went through the window.
- Entering, then later exiting.
- I drove through the town at top speed without looking left or right.
- Surrounded by (while moving).
- We slogged through the mud for hours before turning back and giving up.
- By means of.
- This team believes in winning through intimidation.
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Adjectivethrough (not comparable)
- Passing from one side of an object to the other.
- Interstate highways form a nationwide system of through roads.
- Finished; complete
- They were through with laying the subroof by noon.
- Valueless; without a future.
- After being implicated in the scandal, he was through as an executive in financial services.
- No longer interested.
- She was through with him.
- Proceeding from origin to destination without delay due to change of equipment.
- The through flight through Memphis was the fastest.
Adverbthrough (comparative further through, superlative furthest through)
- From one side to the other by way of the interior.
- The arrow went straight through.
- From one end to the other.
- Others slept; he worked straight through.
- To the end.
- He said he would see it through.
- Leave the yarn in the dye overnight so the color soaks through.
- Out into the open.
- The American army broke through the German lines at St. Lo.
- IPA: /θrʌf/
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