make (one's) way through(redirected from make way through)
make (one's) way through
1. To navigate very carefully and slowly through a space and around a variety of people or things in one's way. You'll have to make your way through the briar patch to avoid getting scratched. I get claustrophobia when I'm surrounded by people on all sides, so I always have to make my way through a crowded room.
2. To stay continuously engaged in a task, especially with meticulous attention or focus. Often used when the task is long-term or plodding. We're making our way through the set of problems the math teachers assigned. I'll have to make my way through the auditor's report, so it will take me some time to get back to you about it.
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