Definitions

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  • verb transitive (idiomatic) To briefly summarise
  • verb idiomatic, colloquial To inform or educate someone, typically of a new concept or a concept particular to an organization or industry
  • verb idiomatic To repeat something.
  • verb idiomatic To use completely, in a short space of time. Usually money.
  • verb idiomatic To pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organisation, or system.
  • verb idiomatic To impale a person with a blade, usually a sword.
  • verb Of a waterway, to flow through an area.
  • verb Used other than as an idiom: see run,‎ through.

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  • verb use up (resources or materials)
  • verb apply thoroughly; think through

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  • "Ask my pardon, or I shall run you through!"

    Patrick O'Brian

    December 29, 2006