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course through (one's) veins

1. Literally, to flow in the veins, as or along with one's blood. The infection began to recede almost immediately as the medicine began coursing through the patient's veins.
2. To fill one's body with great intensity or power. Sometimes used facetiously. As soon as I stepped on the stage, I could feel the adrenaline coursing through my veins. The kids started running around and climbing all over the furniture, the sugar from their Halloween candy coursing through their veins.
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course through (something)

To rush or flow through something, especially with great speed or force. As soon as I stepped on the stage, I could feel the adrenaline coursing through my body. The deadly disease coursed through the densely populated city at an alarming rate. Intense antiwar sentiment has been coursing through the country.
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