be through with something

be through with something
1) to have finished using something

Let me know when you're through with the hairdryer.

2) to have decided to stop doing something that you used to do

Are you through with politics?


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  • go through with something — go through with (something) to do something you planned or promised to do. I hoped he wasn t really going through with the plan. Had she known about the risks, she might not have gone through with the operation. Usage notes: usually said about… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come through with something — ˌcome ˈthrough (with sth) derived to successfully do or complete sth that you have promised to do • We were worried she wouldn t be able to handle it, but she came through in the end. • The bank finally came through with the money. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • follow through with something — ˌfollow ˈthrough (with sth) | ˌfollow sthˈthrough derived to finish sth that you have started related noun ↑follow through (2) Main entry: ↑followderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • go through with something — ˌgo ˈthrough with sth derived to do what is necessary to complete a course of action, especially one that is difficult or unpleasant • She decided not to go through with (= not to have) the operation. Main entry: ↑goderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot through with something — shot through with sth idiom containing a lot of a particular colour, quality or feature • a voice shot through with emotion Main entry: ↑shotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get through with something — ˌget ˈthrough with sth derived to finish or complete a task Main entry: ↑getderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • be shot through with something — formal 1) to contain a particular quality or feature in all parts The earlier poems are shot through with a sense of hope. 2) if cloth is shot through with a particular colour or fibre, it has that colour or fibre woven through it …   English dictionary

  • carry through (with something) — ˌcarry ˈthrough (on/with sth) derived (NAmE) to do what you have said you will do • He has proved he can carry through on his promises. Main entry: ↑carryderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • go through with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms go through with : present tense I/you/we/they go through with he/she/it goes through with present participle going through with past tense went through with past participle gone through with go through with… …   English dictionary

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