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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Through, adv.
 1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.
 2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
 3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through.
 Note:Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use thorough; as, through-bred; through-lighted; through-placed, etc.
 To drop through, to fall through; to come to naught; to fail.
 To fall through. See under Fall, v. i.