go through (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb go through (1).

Meaning: to look through a collection of things like documents, books, clothes, etc. to find something or to sort them out

Synonym: search through

For example:

  • go through sth Could you go through last month's receipts and find any that are from Pacific Corp please?

  • go through sth Police investigators found some evidence when they went through garbage from the suspect's home.

Quick Quiz:

I had to go through all the boxes of old books I had in the shed to

a. make room for some more

b. find the book I wanted

c. make some money

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Contributor: Matt Errey