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put through (1)

Meaning: to make someone suffer a difficult or painful experience

Synonym: subject to

For example:

  • put sb through sth I'm sorry we had to put you through this ordeal, but we couldn't avoid it.

  • be put through sth Why are rape victims put through this sort of questioning at a trial?

Quick Quiz:

During his first few weeks in the army, Ryan was put through some
  1. enjoyable adventures
  2. fun outdoor activities
  3. very tough training

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