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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.It's quicker if we walk through the park.
 
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 various parts of; around.
They walked slowly through the museum.
synonyms:
around, over
similar words:
in
definition 5: during every part of; from the beginning to the end of.
He slept through the afternoon.
synonyms:
during, throughout
definition 6: up to and including.
My brothers and sisters are ages two through eight.
synonyms:
to
definition 7: 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: finished; done.
He is through with swimming lessons.If you're through with lunch, let's go outside.
similar words:
done, finished
definition 2: having no need, or having no desire, to continue in a particular activity or situation.
I'm through with chess! I never win, and I don't want to play anymore.Kevin told his girlfriend that he was through with their relationship.
definition 3: 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.