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Communication

Being able to contact somebody

come through Gabriel was at his computer when the message came through.
get through I kept trying to phone home but I couldn't get through.
phone through  
put through Sorry, I wanted the Sales Department. I must have been put through to the wrong extension.

To the end; completing

Getting to the end of something. Sometimes it suggests that you have managed to deal with a difficult situation.

be through I really wanted to kill him, I really did, but instead, I told him we were through and packed my things and left town before he could say anything.
blunder through Cramming a million facts with little coherence into your head, and then blundering through the exam while hardly remembering a thing afterward, is a lot of work that will only waste your time.
breeze through He breezed through the test.
carry through  
come through I came through the treatment looking and feeling twenty years younger.
follow through The international community made many promises, but never followed through.
get through I went for a lovely Indonesian meal last night. There were fifteen courses. We only managed to get through ten.
go through It's difficult to gain access to the area without going through tight identity and security checks.
live through She has had a long and difficult life. She has lived through two world wars and a revolution.
muddle through  
pass through  
play through  
plough through Whenever I visit my mother I always have to plough through a huge dinner.
pull through  
push through The president is asking Congress to grant him special powers to push through his reforms.
put through  
rattle through  
romp through  
run through  
rush through  
sail through  
scrape through I was not much interested in school, and both at secondary school and at University, I only just scraped through, with as little effort as I judged possible.
see through  
sit through His lectures are long and boring. I refuse to sit through any more of them.
sleep through He's a very heavy sleeper. If a fire alarm started ringing, I'm sure he would sleep through it.
slog through  
soak through  
take through  
talk through We both felt much better after we had sat down and talked through all our problems.
think through  
vote through  
win through  

 

Examining

Turning the pages of a book or examining things quickly when looking for something.

flick through He switched on the TV, flicked through the channels, but found nothing that interested him.
glance through  
go through  
leaf through  
look through  
pick through  
read through  
riffle through  
sift through A team of police investigators sifted through the rubble throughout much of the day in search of forensic evidence.
skim through  
thumb through She thumbed through the magazine until she found what she was looking for.
wade through  

 

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