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run someone through something
1. to make or guide someone though an area while running. They ran us through a maze as part of our training. We ran the little boys through the park so they could get some exercise.
2. to guide a person through a process. Let me run you through the process so you will know what is happening to you. Can I run you through this procedure again?
3. to rehearse someone. The director ran the cast through the last act three times. She ran herself through the part at home between rehearsals.
run someone through (with something)
to stab a person all the way through with something, such as a sword. The knight ran the attacker through with his own sword. He ran him through and stole his horse.
run something through something
1. to drive or propel something through the midst of something or a group. The cowboys ran the cattle right through the crowd of people standing at the station. He ran his truck through the bushes at the end of the driveway.
2. to process something by going through a procedure, a deliberative body, or a department. I will have to run this through the board of directors. She ran the invoice through the accounting department.
run through something
1. to pass through an area, running. Stop running through the living room! We ran through the park as part of our exercise.
2. to go through a procedure or sequence; to rehearse a procedure or sequence. I want to run through act two again before we end this rehearsal
3. to read or examine something quickly. I ran through your report this afternoon. Sally ran through the list, checking off the names of the people who had already paid for tickets.
4. to spend or use a supply of something wastefully and rapidly. He ran through his inheritance in two years. Have we run through all the peanut butter already?
run through something
1. to practice something We ran through our lines once, then started filming.
2. to use all of something quickly I still don't see how you could run through $5000 in a week. Alex ran through a large inheritance.
1. Pierce, as in The soldier was run through by a bayonet. [c. 1400]
2. Use up quickly, as in She ran through her allowance in no time. [c. 1600]
3. Practice, review or rehearse quickly, as in Let's run through the first movement again, or The crew ran through the rescue procedures, or The attorney ran through the defense witness's testimony. [Mid-1400s]
1. To run in some passageway or from one side of something to another: The ink runs through the nib of the pen. The children ran through the field.
2. To review the main points of something from beginning to end: The crew ran through the preflight procedures. We ran through the witness's testimony before presenting it in court.
3. To permeate or extend throughout something: A dark mood runs through all of Poe's works.
4. To use something until there is no more left: She ran through all of her money in five days.
5. To rehearse something without stopping: Let's run through the first act again.
6. To impale someone: He ran the soldier through with a bayonet.