through through[ throo ]SEE DEFINITION OF through through
Synonyms for through through
- deeply ingrained
- out and out
- through and through
- to the core
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THROUGH THROUGH
You see if I can get him through—through this awful time when I can't tell just what might be the matter—it will be easy enough.
You must know I came to see a good deal of your friends, through—through—hoot!
c.1300, metathesis of Old English þurh, from West Germanic *thurkh (cf. Old Saxon thuru, Old Frisian thruch, Middle Dutch dore, Dutch door, Old High German thuruh, German durch, Gothic þairh "through"), from PIE root *tere- "to cross over, pass through, overcome" (cf. Sanskrit tirah, Avestan taro "through, beyond," Latin trans "beyond," Old Irish tre, Welsh tra "through").
Not clearly differentiated from thorough until early Modern English. Spelling thro was common 15c.-18c. Reformed spelling thru (1917) is mainly American English.