the performing of a sequence of designated actions, especially as a trial prior to actual performance; rehearsal; practice.
a quick outline or review: a run-through of his medical history.
(of a freight train) made up of cars for a single destination, usually routed so as to avoid congested areas and stopping only for a change of crew.
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How to use run-through in a sentence
Hiller opens a barrel, lifts out wood particles and pieces of kindling, and lets them run through his fingers.
Is it just us, or does this strange apology read like it was run through the Travoltifyer?John Travolta and the Birth of the Adele Dazeem Phenomenon | Amy Zimmerman | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We run through some important modern ultimatums to show why governments make them, and what—if anything—they accomplish.The History and Logic of Military Ultimatums, From Suez to Crimea | Jacob Siegel | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had already run through all his personal funds, but luckily the request worked (a trumpet was also traded).‘Tomorrow Night’ Review: Louis C.K.’s 1998 Indie Movie Is F**ing Weird | Nina Strochlic | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nice places to live, where the kids can run through the hilly yards behind sandstone apartment blocs.
This element of symbolic indication will be found to run through the whole of childish drawing.Children's Ways | James Sully
Now he took those which had come that morning, and went out upon the terrace to run through them in the sunshine.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
The tunnel itself includes a reverse curve, and, at the present time, railroad tracks and Stock Creek waters run through it.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The affair took place in 1652, and was fought with swords, the Colonel being run through the body in a trice.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Electric tramcars, in supersession of horse-traction, run through the city and suburbs since April 10, 1905.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for run through
(tr, adverb) to transfix with a sword or other weapon
(intr, preposition) to exhaust (money) by wasteful spending; squander
(intr, preposition) to practise or rehearse: let's run through the plan
(intr, preposition) to examine hastily
a practice or rehearsal
a brief survey
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Other Idioms and Phrases with run-through
Pierce, as in The soldier was run through by a bayonet. [c. 1400]
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