- 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.
Origin of run-through
First recorded in 1920–25; noun use of verb phrase run through
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Examples from the Web for run-through
A run-through of the controversial funeral closed London streets this morning at dawn.Dawn Dress Rehearsal for Thatcher Funeral as Controversy Rages On
April 15, 2013
I'll give your tape a run-through, then we'll pull a sample and check it out.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
That was a sharp notion you had, doing a run-through on Grimswitch.The Success Machine
This was to be a run-through venture, not a fighting one, and for such a purpose a small force was better than a larger one.The White Hand and the Black
I'll look everything over and if we need a second run-through it won't take too long.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin and History for run-through
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