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see-through

[see-throo] /ˈsiˌθru/
adjective
1.
Also, see-thru
[see-throo] /ˈsiˌθru/ (Show IPA)
. transparent:
a see-through blouse.
noun
2.
a degree of or variation in transparency.
3.
a see-through item of clothing.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; adj., noun use of verb phrase see through
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Examples from the web for see-through
  • The transistors are transparent, so they could be used in see-through displays.
  • High school students wary of dissection may be in the clear, thanks to a newly bred see-through goldfish.
  • see-through shelving made from high-grade plywood defines a shower area without walling it off.
  • The laptop on the user's backpack supplies the computer graphics that are superimposed on the optical see-through display.
  • Altogether, such technologies raise the prospect of entirely see-through mobile devices.
  • Other times the flounder turns an almost see-through color to avoid its own predators when swimming near the water's surface.
  • Running year-round, the boats are outfitted with see-through, vinyl panels for unobstructed viewing and all-weather protection.
  • The master suite has a heart-shaped tub, a private deck and see-through fireplace.
  • When sunlight streams from above, they choose the see-through option.
  • So long as it does that, the prosthetic can be neon green and see-through for all anyone cares.
British Dictionary definitions for see-through

see through

verb
1.
(transitive) to help out in time of need or trouble: I know you're short of money, but I'll see you through
2.
(transitive, adverb) to remain with until the end or completion: let's see the job through
3.
(intransitive, preposition) to perceive the true nature of: I can see through your evasion
adjective
4.
partly or wholly transparent or translucent, esp (of clothes) in a titillating way: a see-through nightie
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Word Origin and History for see-through
adj.

1950, from the verbal phrase (c.1400); see see (v.) + through (adv.).

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

see-through

adjective

Transparent; made of a very sheer fabric; peekaboo: a see-through blouse (1950+)

noun

: While empty office buildings (colorfully called ''seethroughs'') cluttered the skylines, investors did manage to cut their overall tax bills (1990s+)


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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