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English verb: go through

1. go through (perception) go or live through

SamplesWe had many trials to go through.
He saw action in Viet Nam.

Synonymsexperience, see

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)undergo

Narrower (hyponym)come, endure, enjoy, experience, feel, find, know, live, meet, see, suffer, suffer, witness

2. go through (consumption) apply thoroughly; think through

SamplesWe worked through an example.

Synonymsrun through, work through

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)work

Narrower (hyponym)whip through

3. go through (motion) go across or through

SamplesWe passed the point where the police car had parked.
A terrible thought went through his mind.

Synonymsgo across, pass

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)blunder, break through, cover, crack, crash, cross, cut, cut across, cut through, cycle, fumble, get across, get over, infiltrate, lock, make, move through, muscle, negociate, negotiate, overstep, pass across, pass over, pass over, pass through, pass through, run, squeak by, squeak through, track, transgress, transit, transit, traverse, trespass, work

4. go through (consumption) eat immoderately

SamplesSome people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal.

ExamplesThey go through more bread

Synonymsconsume, devour, down

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)eat

5. go through (change) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

SamplesDid he go through with the treatment?.
He implemented a new economic plan.
She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal.

Synonymscarry out, follow out, follow through, follow up, implement, put through

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)complete, finish

Narrower (hyponym)adhere

Verb groupaccomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

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