pilot through

pilot (something) through (something or some place)

To steer, guide, or direct an air- or watercraft through some particular thing or place. There are a lot of other boats around, so we'll need to pilot the ship through of the harbor very carefully. Even without the use of his instruments, she was able to pilot the plane through the storm without a problem.
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pilot someone or something through (something)

to guide or steer someone or something through something, especially through a waterway. We hired someone to pilot us through the harbor entrance. The channel was treacherous, and we hired someone to pilot the ship through.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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