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through

through

 
pronunciation:
thru
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: in one side or end and out the other.
Water goes through the pipe.
similar words:
along, down, inside
definition 2: among; between.
The monkey swung through the trees.
synonyms:
among
similar words:
between
definition 3: by way or means of; because of.
I met them through my father.We learn through experience.
synonyms:
on account of, thanks to
similar words:
by
definition 4: in some parts of; around.
We ran through the woods.
synonyms:
around, over
similar words:
in
definition 5: during every part of; for the beginning, middle, and end of.
He slept through the afternoon.
synonyms:
during, throughout
definition 6: finished; done.
We're through being sad.
similar words:
done with
definition 7: up to and including.
My brothers and sisters are ages two through eight.
synonyms:
to
definition 8: without stopping for; past.
Don't drive through a red light.
similar words:
past
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in one side or end and out the other.
Water poured through.
definition 2: from the start to the finish.
She read the book through.
synonyms:
throughout
similar words:
completely, entirely, fully, totally, wholly
definition 3: to or at the end.
He had to see the matter through.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having no further interest to participate in a particular activity or situation; finished.
He is through with swimming lessons.
similar words:
done
definition 2: passing from one end of a street or area to the other without stopping.
He got on a through train to take him across town.
similar words:
direct, express, nonstop
Homophone Note
The words through and threw (past tense of "throw") sound alike but have different meanings.