Meaning of THROUGH in English

THROUGH

I. preposition

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bill goes through parliament (= it goes through the process of being made a law )

The bill is currently going through Parliament.

a breeze comes through/from etc sth

The room was hot and no breeze came through the window.

a deal falls through (= does not happen as arranged )

The cost was simply too high, so the deal fell through.

a deal goes through/ahead (= it happens as arranged )

It’s 99% certain that the deal will go through.

a phase...going through

It’s just a phase he’s going through .

a shudder ran/passed/went through sb

A shudder ran through him at the touch of her fingers.

be cooked through (= in the middle as well as on the outside )

Fry the fish until golden and cooked through.

be through to/reach the final

He’s through to the men’s tennis final for the first time.

bluff your way out of/through/past etc sb/sth (= go somewhere or succeed in doing something by deceiving someone )

I hope we’ll be able to bluff our way past the guard.

breathe through your nose

Close your eyes and breathe through your nose.

by/through peaceful means

We must redistribute power in this country by peaceful means.

chomp their way through

British people chomp their way through more than a billion bars of chocolate every year.

come/go/pass etc through an entrance

People passed in single file through the narrow entrance.

cut a swathe through

We cut a swathe through the dense undergrowth.

edge your way into/round/through etc sth

Christine edged her way round the back of the house.

elbow your way through/past/into etc sth (= move through a group of people by pushing past them )

He elbowed his way to the bar and ordered a beer.

flick/flip/leaf through the pages of sth (= turn them quickly )

She was flicking through the pages of a magazine.

get it through to...that

How can I get it through to him that this is really important?

go through a divorce (= experience getting a divorce )

I was going through a divorce and it was a very painful time.

go through a gate

They went through the gate into the orchard.

go through a procedure

We had to go through the whole procedure again.

go through a process ( also undergo a process formal ) (= experience a process )

A lot of companies are going through a process of change.

The system underwent a process of simplification.

go through a stage

Most young people go through a rebellious stage.

go through an ordeal ( also undergo an ordeal formal ) (= experience something that is very bad or difficult )

I'd already gone through the ordeal of a divorce once.

The girl will not have to ungergo the ordeal of giving evidence in court.

go through the hassle of doing sth (= experience the problems of doing something )

The shirt didn’t fit so I had to go through the hassle of taking it back to the shop.

go through the pain barrier

Iona reached the final, but she had to go through the pain barrier to get there.

go through the rigmarole of

I don’t want to go through the rigmarole of taking him to court.

go through/look through/search through drawers (= try to find something by looking in drawers )

I've been through all my drawers and I can't find it.

go through/look through/search through drawers (= try to find something by looking in drawers )

I've been through all my drawers and I can't find it.

go through/look through/search through drawers (= try to find something by looking in drawers )

I've been through all my drawers and I can't find it.

gone through hell

She must have gone through hell every day, the way we teased her about her weight.

go/pass through a cycle

Advanced economies seem to go through a regular cycle.

go/run through a checklist (= read it to see what still needs doing )

I’ll just run through the checklist one more time.

just passing through (= travelling through a place )

We were just passing through and thought we’d drop in to see you.

lead/guide sb through the minefield of sth (= help someone avoid problems )

Talk to a financial advisor, who can guide you through the minefield of stocks and shares.

lie through your teeth (= say something that is completely untrue )

look straight/right through sb

I saw Fiona in the street yesterday and she looked straight through me.

look through a book (= look at the pages quickly )

I looked through the book until I found the right section.

look/go/read through your notes

I read through my notes before the exam.

munched...way through (= eaten all of )

They’d munched their way through three packets of biscuits.

nudge your way to/through etc (sth)

I started to nudge my way to the front of the crowd.

passes...through

The road passes right through the town centre.

pick your way through a minefield ( also navigate/negotiate a minefield ) (= behave in a careful way to avoid problems in a difficult situation )

The guide helps you pick your way through the minefield of buying a new car.

pierce a hole in/through sth

Pierce small holes in the base of the pot with a hot needle.

pulsing through...veins

She felt the blood pulsing through her veins .

push through reforms (= make them happen )

He has so far failed to push through much-needed economic reforms.

put a bullet through/in sth

He threatened to put a bullet through my brain.

put through a call (= transfer or make one )

She asked the switchboard to put the call through.

relief floods through sb literary

When she heard he was still alive, relief flooded through her.

right through the middle

The new road will go right through the middle of the wood.

rummage/rifle through drawers (= search in them by moving things around in an untidy way )

Someone had been in my bedroom and rummaged through my drawers.

run your fingers through sb’s hair (= touch someone’s hair in a loving way )

He ran his fingers through her smooth silky hair.

run your fingers through/over/along etc sth

She ran her fingers through his hair.

scrape through an exam (= only just pass it )

He managed to scrape through the exam and stay on the course.

see right through me

I can’t bluff – she’d see right through me .

sent a chill through

The sound of his dark laugh sent a chill through her.

sent shock waves through

The child’s murder sent shock waves through the neighborhood.

shiver ran through (= went through )

A shiver ran through me.

sift through wreckage (= carefully look through all the pieces )

Crash investigators have been sifting through the wreckage of the plane.

slog your way through/round etc sth

He started to slog his way up the hill.

soaked through (= completely wet )

It was raining so hard we were quickly soaked through .

stuck by...through thick and thin

Jean has stuck by her husband through thick and thin .

stuck together through thick and thin

Then, families stuck together through thick and thin .

thread running through

a thread running through the film

through an interpreter (= using an interpreter )

Speaking through an interpreter , Ahmed said, ‘I’m very worried about my wife and children.’

went through the ritual

He went through the ritual of lighting his cigar.

went through...contortions

He went through a series of amazing contortions to get Karen a work permit.

wet through (= with every part very wet )

It never stopped raining and our clothes were wet through.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be shot through with sth

All the stories were shot through with Hurley's dry, gentle humor.

fine silk shot through with gold threads

And his parents' letters were shot through with such worry.

Many of the women's purity associations were shot through with similar class divisions.

Statement is shot through with feeling in the long, passionately detailed account of the mutiny.

This is a genuine kind of knowledge, but it is shot through with subjectivity.

Unfortunately the timber industry is shot through with economic inefficiency.

Violence is endemic and Thomson fashions a stylish off-beat thriller which occasionally meanders but is shot through with genuine menace.

Yet that concept of secular potential was shot through with particular assumptions.

be talking through your hat

bludgeon your way through/to/past etc sb/sth

break through (sth)

And as Mitchell broke through he was felled by Richard Walker.

But the report said few secondary schools advertised at less than £60,000, and primary headships had broken through the £50,000 barrier.

He admits to usually having a serious look on his face, though an occasional smile breaks through.

One way of breaking through the barriers you may have put up to appreciating yourself fully is to play Boast.

The ability of a new church to break through prejudice is a second, more pragmatic reason for planting churches today.

The Phillies broke through an inning later against reliever Jim Bruske.

The students' problems are often of long standing, and it may take a long time to break through.

Yet the drama and the dramatic personality still insistently break through.

break through (sth)

And as Mitchell broke through he was felled by Richard Walker.

But the report said few secondary schools advertised at less than £60,000, and primary headships had broken through the £50,000 barrier.

He admits to usually having a serious look on his face, though an occasional smile breaks through.

One way of breaking through the barriers you may have put up to appreciating yourself fully is to play Boast.

The ability of a new church to break through prejudice is a second, more pragmatic reason for planting churches today.

The Phillies broke through an inning later against reliever Jim Bruske.

The students' problems are often of long standing, and it may take a long time to break through.

Yet the drama and the dramatic personality still insistently break through.

by/through force of circumstance(s)

Like all Trolls they will eat anything and through force of circumstance they tend to eat a lot of rocks.

Some sectors, moreover, lagged behind completely, by force of circumstances or on account of reluctance to abandon traditional ways.

Ware was a strict Palladian by upbringing but a stylistic schizoid by force of circumstances.

by/through the agency of sb

Any extra equipment or special materials he required could be obtained through the agency of the headquarters' staff.

Dubos started from the assumption that all organic matter added to the soil eventually undergoes decomposition through the agency of micro-organisms.

Finally, an active regional policy was introduced through the agency of the Board of Trade.

It is then enforced and upheld by the agencies of the state.

It operates through the agencies of the different control systems such as the autonomic nervous system, hormonal system, immune system etc.

Thrift has nearly killed her on several occasions, through the agency of old sausages, slow-punctured tyres, rusty blades.

by/through trial and error

They learned to farm the land through trial and error.

Each individual achieves his own style by trial and error.

He learned everything just by trial and error.

I did the tutorial that came with the package deal and learned a lot through trial and error.

In any case, they were confident these minor bugs could be worked out through trial and error.

It pointed out that: Everything seems to be done by trial and error.

Science progresses by trial and error.

Some had to learn by trial and error.

These are things we learn by trial and error.

by/through/out of force of habit

carry sb through (sth)

clear (sth through) customs

They were clear of Customs by 14.30 with twenty miles to go to Ramsgate.

come through (sth)

Also, the engineers with their bulldozers would come through and scrape it out.

He writes every week and letters have been coming through.

In the glimpses I had of her personal life, one feature always came through.

It was about noon when I came through the trees out on to the shingle of the beach with the chapel.

Part of that comes through design, by assembling the right mixture of players, and part of it comes through luck.

The dean had a house and car, and had had a wife, until the papers finally came through.

Tommy, as usual, is whispering to Nico hotly when I come through the reception room.

Walker should come through it well enough.

cut a swathe through sth

Unemployment is cutting a wide swathe through the West.

They cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.

cut a swathe through sth

They cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.

drag sb through the courts

drag sb's name through the mire

drag sb's name through the mud

drive a coach and horses through sth

But how useful would such a right be anyway, if an intelligence agency can drive a coach and horses through it?

Callinicos drives a coach and horses through postmodernism; well and good.

fall/slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

One group still fell through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

fight your way (through/past etc sb/sth)

After fighting his way through all this, he would have to face an angry and almost certainly stark-naked Quigley.

Bar girls were screaming, and trying to fight their way past us.

Being fit and healthy is especially important if you have to fight your way out of trouble or run for home.

Dana fights his way through the protocol surrounding the medicine chest, has a recipe drawn up, and delivers his balm.

I think also that three other Hearthwares shall come, in case we need to fight our way out of some tight spot.

Meanwhile, the master had sprung from his position backstage and was fighting his way toward me.

We will swim through seas of blood, fight our way through lakes of fire, if we are ordered.

flash through sb's mind/head/brain

Each time I see one of these cocoons hanging from a tree, all of these marvels flash through my mind.

Her body seemed determined to ignore the danger signals now at last flashing through her brain.

It flashed through my mind that I was close.

The image of the guard in his elaborate flowering prison flashes through her head.

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The only idea that flashed through my head was that some one had broken into the house and was attacking Master Yehudi.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds.

force your way through/into etc sth

Burglars strike: Intruders forced their way into a house which was being renovated.

He'd schooled himself to ruthlessness, single-mindedly forcing his way through the jungle, hacking at anything in his path.

He has recovered from a nightmare pelvic injury and is now forcing his way into Roker's Wembley plans.

Jezrael could feel stupid tears forcing their way through her control.

Smitty went first, forcing his way through the branches that closed in on the trail.

The thieves have been forcing their way into the homes of elderly people, holding them down while searching for their savings.

Then Huddersfield rallied, and the fiery centre-forward Islip forced his way through to beat the tiring Burnley defenders.

get (sb) through sth

But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.

Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.

He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.

He had to get the message through that they must not advance.

I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.

Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.

Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.

So I got into it through those channels ....

get (sb/sth) through (sth)

But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.

Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.

He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.

He had to get the message through that they must not advance.

I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.

Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.

Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.

So I got into it through those channels ....

get (sth) through (sth)

But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.

Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.

He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.

He had to get the message through that they must not advance.

I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.

Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.

Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.

So I got into it through those channels ....

get in through the back door

get through sth

He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.

I will never know how I got through that day.

It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.

Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.

Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.

Patrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.

Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.

Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.

get through sth

He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.

I will never know how I got through that day.

It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.

Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.

Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.

Patrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.

Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.

Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.

get through sth

He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.

I will never know how I got through that day.

It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.

Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.

Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.

Patrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.

Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.

Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.

go through (sth)

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through fire (and water) (for sb)

I would have gone through fire for Peter Docherty.

go through sth

Robin goes through at least two packs of gum a day.

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through the floor

In the past few years, stock prices have gone through the floor .

Last year, sales went through the floor .

go through the mill

Busiack has been through the mill with these federal investigators.

Part of the Council's records-base is going through the mill of privatisation.

We went through the mill together, Franklin.

go through the motions (of doing sth)

But the picking up strikes a chord and going through the motions always works.

Everybody said the right thing; everybody went through the motions the way they should.

Still others go through the motions but without any real desire to improve the relationship.

The authorities occasionally go through the motions of clamping down.

To Harry, Jack looked like a man going through the motions .

Too many students are going through the motions without any significant engagement in learning.

We just give up and go through the motions and we let our negativity harden inside us.

You can go through the motions .

go through the roof

Following news of increased profits, the company's share price went through the roof .

Put that back before Dad sees you and hits the roof !

Sales of Ray-Ban sunglasses went through the roof after Tom Cruise wore them in 'Risky Business'.

And the price is going through the roof .

He could predict business to go through the roof .

Inflation had accelerated and commodity prices had gone through the roof .

No wonder inflation is going through the roof and our environment ends up choked with litter.

Sales of those products went through the roof .

The second day went through the roof with a whopping 573,604.

They criticise the poll tax, but when they were in office the rates went through the roof .

go through the wringer

His ex-wife really put Barry through the wringer .

Before being reunited with his 14-year-old wife and baby, Pedro Sotelo went through the wringer Thursday.

go through your paces

At times his voice went through its paces almost independently of the sense.

Most of the students are satisfied eating and watching Reed go through her paces , with very few questions asked.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The crowd at Colvin Run Mill watched raptly as the nine black company members and their white commander went through their paces .

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go/run/flash etc through sb's mind

I began to wonder what might be going through her mind .

Over and over it ran through his mind .

Perhaps more mundane thoughts went through her mind .

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

The thought ran through my mind I heard chaos outside.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds .

Who lived there and what was going through their minds ?

have a flick through sth

Go on, have a flick through.

Marie's left a load of mags behind, so I pick one up and have a flick through it.

Sometimes I'd have a flick through.

jump through hoops

They'll have to jump through a lot of hoops to prove we can trust them.

He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops.

jump/go through hoops

We had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to get the play on stage.

He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops .

knock a hole in/through sth

let sth slip (through your fingers)

And on most of the occasions when they had been alone together he hadn't let a chance slip by.

As an aside, the parties let it slip that the idea of a true playoff system had been scrapped.

Attention creates the foreground of consciousness, letting the rest slip into peripheral awareness.

Be careful lads not to let this one slip away!

Colin, on the other hand, became discouraged and let things slip .

He held it up, and let it slip between his fingers.

The Celtics let this one slip away slowly, painfully and needlessly.

Wrapped up with visions of kissing Deborah, I had ignored his bedtime rituals and let him slip away.

like a (hot) knife through butter

Lori seemed to go through men like a knife through butter.

look as if you've been dragged through a hedge backwards

muscle your way into/through etc sth

But other alleged triad leaders used violence to muscle their way into the business, according to the police.

Guliaggi and Norrejo are muscling their way through the mob.

pay through the nose (for sth)

Many people end up paying through the nose for their car insurance policies.

But all-seaters don't mean all-safe so why should clubs risk bankruptcy and fans pay through the nose for an ill-conceived scheme?

Catherine, paying through the nose to search for fun and relaxation.

That doesn't mean you have to pay through the nose for the privilege of an overdraft, however.

The message is that the government will cut a deal with any threatened industry willing to pay through the nose.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

pick your way through/across/among etc sth

Hardly glancing at Berowne's body Dalgliesh picked his way across the carpet to Harry Mack and squatted beside him.

I picked my way through the noisy tables and went into the Gents.

Publishers and booksellers will have to pick their way through a landscape made strange and problematic by change.

So four of us took our stirrup pumps and torches and picked our way through what was a minefield.

The Arvins came picking their way through rubble, nervous as rats, poking people aside with the barrels of their M-16s.

There was just one lock, and I picked my way through it with ease.

They picked their way through broken pieces of furniture, their feet crunching across splintered glass and wood.

We pick our way across the cement floor and into the battered portacabin.

post sth through sb's door/letterbox

put sb through school/college/university

I'm grateful to my wife for putting me through law school.

He put himself through school with wages earned as a carpenter.

He put his kids through college.

I put my children through college doing it.

I felt guilty thinking of my father working so hard to put me through school.

Instead, she moved to Boston, where she worked as a waitress and put herself through school.

Some said Pops sent his Social Security checks to his daughter to put his grandchildren through college.

The boys were to be sent by their father, but he was able to put just one through school.

There were stories of people putting themselves through college by working during the day and studying at night.

put sb through sth

put sb through the mill

Candidates are put through the mill by the Senate.

put sb/sth through their paces

put sb/sth ↔ through

put sth ↔ through

rake your fingers (through sth)

He raked his fingers through fur the color of weak tea, brown, red, golden tint of gaslight.

He raked his fingers through his hair and watched it spring back around his face in untidy tufts.

He raked his fingers through his hair, as if debating what to say next, and she followed the movement.

right along/through/around etc

Don't pull the thread right through at this stage.

He came right through the War, just to be killed on that damned motorbike.

He got so mad he threw the Bible out the bedroom window right through the glass.

He had slept right through the night.

His grey eyes stared back at me intensely, as if right through me.

I love to hear this, but then you see guys slide right through the draft.

Route 1 runs right through it.

run sb through

run through sth

run through sth

run through sth

see sb through (sth)

see sth through

see sth through a mist of tears

see sth through sb's eyes

We have come to see it through the eyes of the people who take part in it.

see through sb/sth

shoulder your way through/into etc

Bringing up the rear, Duke shouldered his way into the kitchen.

But wait, some one is shouldering their way through the crowd.

Erlich shouldered his way through the crowd and went after her.

He was curious and, shouldering his way through the crowd, made his way to St Mary Le Bow.

I went in there, shouldered my way through the crowd.

Nicolo shouldered his way through the crowd towards the Princess.

Some surprise managed to shoulder its way into Jenner's turgid writing.

They looked as though they could shoulder their way through solid rock and beat up a regiment of trolls into the bargain.

sleep through (sth)

He routinely did his Easter duty, kept the Commandments, but often slept through the Sunday slate of masses.

He was not yet soldier enough to sleep through everything.

Here, clinging like autumn leaves to a few favoured trees, some 200m butterflies sleep through the winter.

If I sleep through the alarm, will you wake me?

Neil got to sleep through it all.

The ruinous boy was now nineteen and sleeping through his gap year.

Three-year-olds respond best and infants either sleep through the visit or are the most overwhelmed.

We learned to sleep through tremendous noises, such as outgoing mortar or artillery or machine-gun fire.

sleep through sth

He routinely did his Easter duty, kept the Commandments, but often slept through the Sunday slate of masses.

He was not yet soldier enough to sleep through everything.

Here, clinging like autumn leaves to a few favoured trees, some 200m butterflies sleep through the winter.

If I sleep through the alarm, will you wake me?

Neil got to sleep through it all.

The ruinous boy was now nineteen and sleeping through his gap year.

Three-year-olds respond best and infants either sleep through the visit or are the most overwhelmed.

We learned to sleep through tremendous noises, such as outgoing mortar or artillery or machine-gun fire.

slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net.

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net.

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net.

Paul Merton slipped through the net.

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net.

This one slipped through the net.

talk sb through sth

talk sth ↔ through

thread your way through/into sth etc

Even as I write this, the shared facts of our lives continue to thread their way through our flesh.

He threads his way through narrow alleys where the sun never penetrates.

I watched her thread her way through the crowd, toward the elevator.

Judges have a hard time trying to thread their way through the labyrinthine case law.

Rather, the guitar and drum set seem like obbligato instruments, threading their way through the varied and highly imaginative texture.

The door was held open for him, and he threaded his way through all the backstage equipment.

This time she threaded her way through the high peaks of the Rockies without incident.

We thread our way through the cemetery, misquoting or humming quietly and almost comforted.

through no fault of her/my etc own

In my opinion Anna acted more childishly but through no fault of her own.

So, through no fault of my own, I was at a loose end quite a bit.

through thick and thin

I'm so grateful to Barb- she's supported me through thick and thin.

The old pull of party allegiance, support for your party through thick and thin, is fading.

work through sth

work your way through school/college/university etc

He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.

work your way to/through etc sth

And national campaign finance reform began to work its way through the U. S. Congress.

For nearly two hours he worked his way through his agenda, more administration and finance today than scientific exploration.

He would stand in the gents' cubicle and work his way through the fantasy, peeing in synchronization with the finale.

I realize that I need to work my way through the next passages with care and delicacy.

Magistrates are working their way through questioning all the officers who participated in the raid, beginning with the 13 commanders.

The engine started to sound rough, but she thought it would work its way through and ignored it.

Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.

We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.

work/munch/smoke etc your way through sth

Environmentalists have warned that dioxins accumulate in fat and milk and will work their way through the food chain.

He's probably smoking his way through your deposit.

He had even tried starting at page 1 and working his way through to the end.

He worked his way through a bag of sandwiches and four cans of Pepsi.

He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.

Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.

We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.

You could sense the passage of time working its way through the foundation.

worm (your way) into/through etc sth

But you can bring worms into your house, too, and make your kitchen scraps disappear.

Clive felt delicate feelers worming through his mind, draining his pain, his fear.

Jess wormed through the crush, at last emerging into daylight.

Or perhaps you've an idea that you might worm your way into my affections, is that it?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"When will you be away?" "The 17th through the 19th."

Through the kitchen window, I saw the mailman walking up to the house.

As the water passes through the filter, dirt is taken out.

Fill out this form before you pass through customs.

He bought the tickets through a friend at the stadium.

Hundreds of working days have been lost this year through illness.

It was through sheer laziness that we didn't get our flight booked on time.

It will be several months before your newborn sleeps through the night.

Janet needed a lot of support to make it through the death of her husband.

Over the weekend, we took a leisurely drive through the countryside.

Prices are generally lowest from January through March and highest June through August.

Rabbits got into the backyard through a hole in the fence.

Rescue workers searched through the wreckage for survivors.

The bill's passage through Congress was not a smooth one.

The bullet had passed through his right arm.

The Community Association collapsed through lack of support.

The driver had gone straight through the traffic lights and hit an oncoming car.

The party continued through the night until dawn.

The store is open Monday through Saturday.

The two men fled through the back door and escaped from police.

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be talking through your hat

bludgeon your way through/to/past etc sb/sth

break through (sth)

And as Mitchell broke through he was felled by Richard Walker.

But the report said few secondary schools advertised at less than £60,000, and primary headships had broken through the £50,000 barrier.

He admits to usually having a serious look on his face, though an occasional smile breaks through.

One way of breaking through the barriers you may have put up to appreciating yourself fully is to play Boast.

The ability of a new church to break through prejudice is a second, more pragmatic reason for planting churches today.

The Phillies broke through an inning later against reliever Jim Bruske.

The students' problems are often of long standing, and it may take a long time to break through.

Yet the drama and the dramatic personality still insistently break through.

break through (sth)

And as Mitchell broke through he was felled by Richard Walker.

But the report said few secondary schools advertised at less than £60,000, and primary headships had broken through the £50,000 barrier.

He admits to usually having a serious look on his face, though an occasional smile breaks through.

One way of breaking through the barriers you may have put up to appreciating yourself fully is to play Boast.

The ability of a new church to break through prejudice is a second, more pragmatic reason for planting churches today.

The Phillies broke through an inning later against reliever Jim Bruske.

The students' problems are often of long standing, and it may take a long time to break through.

Yet the drama and the dramatic personality still insistently break through.

by/through force of circumstance(s)

Like all Trolls they will eat anything and through force of circumstance they tend to eat a lot of rocks.

Some sectors, moreover, lagged behind completely, by force of circumstances or on account of reluctance to abandon traditional ways.

Ware was a strict Palladian by upbringing but a stylistic schizoid by force of circumstances.

by/through the agency of sb

Any extra equipment or special materials he required could be obtained through the agency of the headquarters' staff.

Dubos started from the assumption that all organic matter added to the soil eventually undergoes decomposition through the agency of micro-organisms.

Finally, an active regional policy was introduced through the agency of the Board of Trade.

It is then enforced and upheld by the agencies of the state.

It operates through the agencies of the different control systems such as the autonomic nervous system, hormonal system, immune system etc.

Thrift has nearly killed her on several occasions, through the agency of old sausages, slow-punctured tyres, rusty blades.

by/through trial and error

They learned to farm the land through trial and error.

Each individual achieves his own style by trial and error.

He learned everything just by trial and error.

I did the tutorial that came with the package deal and learned a lot through trial and error.

In any case, they were confident these minor bugs could be worked out through trial and error.

It pointed out that: Everything seems to be done by trial and error.

Science progresses by trial and error.

Some had to learn by trial and error.

These are things we learn by trial and error.

by/through/out of force of habit

carry sb through (sth)

clear (sth through) customs

They were clear of Customs by 14.30 with twenty miles to go to Ramsgate.

come through (sth)

Also, the engineers with their bulldozers would come through and scrape it out.

He writes every week and letters have been coming through.

In the glimpses I had of her personal life, one feature always came through.

It was about noon when I came through the trees out on to the shingle of the beach with the chapel.

Part of that comes through design, by assembling the right mixture of players, and part of it comes through luck.

The dean had a house and car, and had had a wife, until the papers finally came through.

Tommy, as usual, is whispering to Nico hotly when I come through the reception room.

Walker should come through it well enough.

cut a swathe through sth

Unemployment is cutting a wide swathe through the West.

They cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.

cut a swathe through sth

They cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.

drag sb through the courts

drag sb's name through the mire

drag sb's name through the mud

drive a coach and horses through sth

But how useful would such a right be anyway, if an intelligence agency can drive a coach and horses through it?

Callinicos drives a coach and horses through postmodernism; well and good.

fall/slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

One group still fell through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

fight your way (through/past etc sb/sth)

After fighting his way through all this, he would have to face an angry and almost certainly stark-naked Quigley.

Bar girls were screaming, and trying to fight their way past us.

Being fit and healthy is especially important if you have to fight your way out of trouble or run for home.

Dana fights his way through the protocol surrounding the medicine chest, has a recipe drawn up, and delivers his balm.

I think also that three other Hearthwares shall come, in case we need to fight our way out of some tight spot.

Meanwhile, the master had sprung from his position backstage and was fighting his way toward me.

We will swim through seas of blood, fight our way through lakes of fire, if we are ordered.

flash through sb's mind/head/brain

Each time I see one of these cocoons hanging from a tree, all of these marvels flash through my mind.

Her body seemed determined to ignore the danger signals now at last flashing through her brain.

It flashed through my mind that I was close.

The image of the guard in his elaborate flowering prison flashes through her head.

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The only idea that flashed through my head was that some one had broken into the house and was attacking Master Yehudi.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds.

force your way through/into etc sth

Burglars strike: Intruders forced their way into a house which was being renovated.

He'd schooled himself to ruthlessness, single-mindedly forcing his way through the jungle, hacking at anything in his path.

He has recovered from a nightmare pelvic injury and is now forcing his way into Roker's Wembley plans.

Jezrael could feel stupid tears forcing their way through her control.

Smitty went first, forcing his way through the branches that closed in on the trail.

The thieves have been forcing their way into the homes of elderly people, holding them down while searching for their savings.

Then Huddersfield rallied, and the fiery centre-forward Islip forced his way through to beat the tiring Burnley defenders.

get (sb) through sth

But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.

Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.

He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.

He had to get the message through that they must not advance.

I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.

Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.

Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.

So I got into it through those channels ....

get (sb/sth) through (sth)

But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.

Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.

He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.

He had to get the message through that they must not advance.

I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.

Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.

Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.

So I got into it through those channels ....

get (sth) through (sth)

But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.

Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.

He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.

He had to get the message through that they must not advance.

I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.

Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.

Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.

So I got into it through those channels ....

get in through the back door

get through sth

He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.

I will never know how I got through that day.

It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.

Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.

Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.

Patrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.

Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.

Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.

get through sth

He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.

I will never know how I got through that day.

It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.

Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.

Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.

Patrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.

Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.

Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.

get through sth

He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.

I will never know how I got through that day.

It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.

Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.

Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.

Patrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.

Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.

Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.

go through (sth)

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through fire (and water) (for sb)

I would have gone through fire for Peter Docherty.

go through sth

Robin goes through at least two packs of gum a day.

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Carry an old T-shirt to keep you warm and go through those vital stretches we have you last month.

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through sth

Generally, engineering contracts first go through a selection committee before being forwarded to Huckelberry's office.

It seems a man goes through his whole life without knowing any more than he can know at the time.

It will go through March, April, maybe May.

Prior to the 1987 stock market crash, the third market went through lean periods.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The research has gone through four phases: 1.

Very few people can take the pressure that they go through when they build the building.

go through the floor

In the past few years, stock prices have gone through the floor .

Last year, sales went through the floor .

go through the mill

Busiack has been through the mill with these federal investigators.

Part of the Council's records-base is going through the mill of privatisation.

We went through the mill together, Franklin.

go through the motions (of doing sth)

But the picking up strikes a chord and going through the motions always works.

Everybody said the right thing; everybody went through the motions the way they should.

Still others go through the motions but without any real desire to improve the relationship.

The authorities occasionally go through the motions of clamping down.

To Harry, Jack looked like a man going through the motions .

Too many students are going through the motions without any significant engagement in learning.

We just give up and go through the motions and we let our negativity harden inside us.

You can go through the motions .

go through the roof

Following news of increased profits, the company's share price went through the roof .

Put that back before Dad sees you and hits the roof !

Sales of Ray-Ban sunglasses went through the roof after Tom Cruise wore them in 'Risky Business'.

And the price is going through the roof .

He could predict business to go through the roof .

Inflation had accelerated and commodity prices had gone through the roof .

No wonder inflation is going through the roof and our environment ends up choked with litter.

Sales of those products went through the roof .

The second day went through the roof with a whopping 573,604.

They criticise the poll tax, but when they were in office the rates went through the roof .

go through the wringer

His ex-wife really put Barry through the wringer .

Before being reunited with his 14-year-old wife and baby, Pedro Sotelo went through the wringer Thursday.

go through your paces

At times his voice went through its paces almost independently of the sense.

Most of the students are satisfied eating and watching Reed go through her paces , with very few questions asked.

Slaven went through his paces as the club announced a sell-out for the March 4 first leg at Ayresome Park.

The crowd at Colvin Run Mill watched raptly as the nine black company members and their white commander went through their paces .

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go/run/flash etc through sb's mind

I began to wonder what might be going through her mind .

Over and over it ran through his mind .

Perhaps more mundane thoughts went through her mind .

The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.

The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.

The thought ran through my mind I heard chaos outside.

This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds .

Who lived there and what was going through their minds ?

have a flick through sth

Go on, have a flick through.

Marie's left a load of mags behind, so I pick one up and have a flick through it.

Sometimes I'd have a flick through.

jump through hoops

They'll have to jump through a lot of hoops to prove we can trust them.

He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops.

jump/go through hoops

We had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to get the play on stage.

He had me roll my body across the yard, he had me hop, he had me jump through hoops .

knock a hole in/through sth

let sth slip (through your fingers)

And on most of the occasions when they had been alone together he hadn't let a chance slip by.

As an aside, the parties let it slip that the idea of a true playoff system had been scrapped.

Attention creates the foreground of consciousness, letting the rest slip into peripheral awareness.

Be careful lads not to let this one slip away!

Colin, on the other hand, became discouraged and let things slip .

He held it up, and let it slip between his fingers.

The Celtics let this one slip away slowly, painfully and needlessly.

Wrapped up with visions of kissing Deborah, I had ignored his bedtime rituals and let him slip away.

like a (hot) knife through butter

Lori seemed to go through men like a knife through butter.

look as if you've been dragged through a hedge backwards

muscle your way into/through etc sth

But other alleged triad leaders used violence to muscle their way into the business, according to the police.

Guliaggi and Norrejo are muscling their way through the mob.

pay through the nose (for sth)

Many people end up paying through the nose for their car insurance policies.

But all-seaters don't mean all-safe so why should clubs risk bankruptcy and fans pay through the nose for an ill-conceived scheme?

Catherine, paying through the nose to search for fun and relaxation.

That doesn't mean you have to pay through the nose for the privilege of an overdraft, however.

The message is that the government will cut a deal with any threatened industry willing to pay through the nose.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

pick your way through/across/among etc sth

Hardly glancing at Berowne's body Dalgliesh picked his way across the carpet to Harry Mack and squatted beside him.

I picked my way through the noisy tables and went into the Gents.

Publishers and booksellers will have to pick their way through a landscape made strange and problematic by change.

So four of us took our stirrup pumps and torches and picked our way through what was a minefield.

The Arvins came picking their way through rubble, nervous as rats, poking people aside with the barrels of their M-16s.

There was just one lock, and I picked my way through it with ease.

They picked their way through broken pieces of furniture, their feet crunching across splintered glass and wood.

We pick our way across the cement floor and into the battered portacabin.

post sth through sb's door/letterbox

put sb through school/college/university

I'm grateful to my wife for putting me through law school.

He put himself through school with wages earned as a carpenter.

He put his kids through college.

I put my children through college doing it.

I felt guilty thinking of my father working so hard to put me through school.

Instead, she moved to Boston, where she worked as a waitress and put herself through school.

Some said Pops sent his Social Security checks to his daughter to put his grandchildren through college.

The boys were to be sent by their father, but he was able to put just one through school.

There were stories of people putting themselves through college by working during the day and studying at night.

put sb through sth

put sb through the mill

Candidates are put through the mill by the Senate.

put sb/sth through their paces

put sb/sth ↔ through

put sth ↔ through

rake your fingers (through sth)

He raked his fingers through fur the color of weak tea, brown, red, golden tint of gaslight.

He raked his fingers through his hair and watched it spring back around his face in untidy tufts.

He raked his fingers through his hair, as if debating what to say next, and she followed the movement.

right along/through/around etc

Don't pull the thread right through at this stage.

He came right through the War, just to be killed on that damned motorbike.

He got so mad he threw the Bible out the bedroom window right through the glass.

He had slept right through the night.

His grey eyes stared back at me intensely, as if right through me.

I love to hear this, but then you see guys slide right through the draft.

Route 1 runs right through it.

run sb through

run through sth

run through sth

run through sth

see sb through (sth)

see sth through

see sth through a mist of tears

see sth through sb's eyes

We have come to see it through the eyes of the people who take part in it.

see through sb/sth

shoulder your way through/into etc

Bringing up the rear, Duke shouldered his way into the kitchen.

But wait, some one is shouldering their way through the crowd.

Erlich shouldered his way through the crowd and went after her.

He was curious and, shouldering his way through the crowd, made his way to St Mary Le Bow.

I went in there, shouldered my way through the crowd.

Nicolo shouldered his way through the crowd towards the Princess.

Some surprise managed to shoulder its way into Jenner's turgid writing.

They looked as though they could shoulder their way through solid rock and beat up a regiment of trolls into the bargain.

sleep through (sth)

He routinely did his Easter duty, kept the Commandments, but often slept through the Sunday slate of masses.

He was not yet soldier enough to sleep through everything.

Here, clinging like autumn leaves to a few favoured trees, some 200m butterflies sleep through the winter.

If I sleep through the alarm, will you wake me?

Neil got to sleep through it all.

The ruinous boy was now nineteen and sleeping through his gap year.

Three-year-olds respond best and infants either sleep through the visit or are the most overwhelmed.

We learned to sleep through tremendous noises, such as outgoing mortar or artillery or machine-gun fire.

sleep through sth

He routinely did his Easter duty, kept the Commandments, but often slept through the Sunday slate of masses.

He was not yet soldier enough to sleep through everything.

Here, clinging like autumn leaves to a few favoured trees, some 200m butterflies sleep through the winter.

If I sleep through the alarm, will you wake me?

Neil got to sleep through it all.

The ruinous boy was now nineteen and sleeping through his gap year.

Three-year-olds respond best and infants either sleep through the visit or are the most overwhelmed.

We learned to sleep through tremendous noises, such as outgoing mortar or artillery or machine-gun fire.

slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net.

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net.

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net.

Paul Merton slipped through the net.

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net.

This one slipped through the net.

talk sb through sth

talk sth ↔ through

thread your way through/into sth etc

Even as I write this, the shared facts of our lives continue to thread their way through our flesh.

He threads his way through narrow alleys where the sun never penetrates.

I watched her thread her way through the crowd, toward the elevator.

Judges have a hard time trying to thread their way through the labyrinthine case law.

Rather, the guitar and drum set seem like obbligato instruments, threading their way through the varied and highly imaginative texture.

The door was held open for him, and he threaded his way through all the backstage equipment.

This time she threaded her way through the high peaks of the Rockies without incident.

We thread our way through the cemetery, misquoting or humming quietly and almost comforted.

through no fault of her/my etc own

In my opinion Anna acted more childishly but through no fault of her own.

So, through no fault of my own, I was at a loose end quite a bit.

through thick and thin

I'm so grateful to Barb- she's supported me through thick and thin.

The old pull of party allegiance, support for your party through thick and thin, is fading.

work through sth

work your way through school/college/university etc

He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.

work your way to/through etc sth

And national campaign finance reform began to work its way through the U. S. Congress.

For nearly two hours he worked his way through his agenda, more administration and finance today than scientific exploration.

He would stand in the gents' cubicle and work his way through the fantasy, peeing in synchronization with the finale.

I realize that I need to work my way through the next passages with care and delicacy.

Magistrates are working their way through questioning all the officers who participated in the raid, beginning with the 13 commanders.

The engine started to sound rough, but she thought it would work its way through and ignored it.

Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.

We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.

work/munch/smoke etc your way through sth

Environmentalists have warned that dioxins accumulate in fat and milk and will work their way through the food chain.

He's probably smoking his way through your deposit.

He had even tried starting at page 1 and working his way through to the end.

He worked his way through a bag of sandwiches and four cans of Pepsi.

He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.

Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.

We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.

You could sense the passage of time working its way through the foundation.

worm (your way) into/through etc sth

But you can bring worms into your house, too, and make your kitchen scraps disappear.

Clive felt delicate feelers worming through his mind, draining his pain, his fear.

Jess wormed through the crush, at last emerging into daylight.

Or perhaps you've an idea that you might worm your way into my affections, is that it?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After eight minutes Thompson caught the Middlesbrough defence square with a through ball.

He said the new 16.52 Middlesbrough to Darlington service was in fact a through train to Bishop Auckland.

It dripped like a slow percolation through limestone, so slow that she forgot it between drops.

The main door stood wide open making a through draught.

There is now a through route underground between Gaping Gill and Ingleborough Cave but only for brave men.

Until 1987 there were two separate train ferry operations for through freight traffic between Britain and the continent, Dover-Dunkerque and Harwich-Zeebrugge.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.