Phrasal Verbs

see through (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb see through (1)


If you see through something or someone, you realize that you are being deceived or tricked, and you aren't fooled.

For example

  • see through sb/sth I got an email from someone claiming they had millions of dollars and needed my help to get it into the country. I saw through the scam and deleted it.

  • see through sb/sth My friends told me I'd won the lottery, but I saw through their little joke straight away and laughed.

Quick Quiz

If we had seen through his get-rich-quick investment scheme, we wouldn't have

a. made so much money

b. lost so much money

c. saved so much money

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