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run through

Meaning: to quickly read something like a list or a speech in order to check the details or look for mistakes

Synonym: run over, go over, go through, rehearse

For example:

  • run through sth Run through the list and see if you can find anyone called Xavier on it.

  • run through sth with sb After I've written the speech, would you mind running through it with me and letting me know if you spot any problems.

Nouns often used as objects with
run through: report, speech, list, presentation, script, schedule, itinerary

Quick Quiz:

My son wanted me to run through his history presentation with him
  1. before he'd written it
  2. after he'd written it
  3. while we were writing it

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