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run-through

[ruhn-throo] /ˈrʌnˌθru/
noun
1.
the performing of a sequence of designated actions, especially as a trial prior to actual performance; rehearsal; practice.
2.
a quick outline or review:
a run-through of his medical history.
adjective
3.
(of a freight train) made up of cars for a single destination, usually routed so as to avoid congested areas and stopping only for a change of crew.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; noun use of verb phrase run through
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  • But for every run-through, a surplus of players stepped up.
  • McCartney was doing a run-through of the concert, including practice versions of his between-song patter.
  • Two nights before, during a run-through, everything seemed to work perfectly.
  • The city's new marathon includes a run-through chapel.
British Dictionary definitions for run-through

run through

verb
1.
(transitive, adverb) to transfix with a sword or other weapon
2.
(intransitive, preposition) to exhaust (money) by wasteful spending; squander
3.
(intransitive, preposition) to practise or rehearse: let's run through the plan
4.
(intransitive, preposition) to examine hastily
noun
5.
a practice or rehearsal
6.
a brief survey
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Word Origin and History for run-through
n.

"a rehearsal," especially a hasty one, 1923, from the verbal phrase, from run (v.) + through (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for run-through

run-through

noun

A rehearsal; dry run: After the first run-through, Mr Berlin casually tossed out three songs (1923+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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