see\ through

see\ through
1. To understand the real meaning of or reason for; realize the falseness of.

Mother saw through Johnny's excuses not to go to bed on Christmas Eve. She knew he wanted to stay up to see Santa Claus.

The teacher saw through the boy's story of having to help at home.

2. To do (smth) until finished; stay with until the end.

Once Charles started a job, he saw it through till it was finished.

3. To help and encourage (a person) through trouble or difficulty.

Mrs. Miller saw Jane through her sickness.

When Mr. and Mrs. Brown lost their little girl, their friends saw them through with help and sympathy.

His business was about to fail, but his banker saw him through.

4. To be enough for; last.

This money will see us through the week.

Here is a long report to type. Do you have enough paper to see you through?

Compare: tide over

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  • see-through — /see throoh /, adj. 1. Also, see thru /see throoh /. transparent: a see through blouse. n. 2. a degree of or variation in transparency. 3. a see through item of clothing. 4. look through. [1940 45; adj., n. use of v. phrase see through] * * * …   Universalium

  • see-through — adj a see through material or surface allows you to see through it ▪ a see through blouse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • see-through — [sē′thro͞o΄] adj. that can be seen through; more or less transparent or translucent [see through fabric, see through packages] …   English World dictionary

  • see-through — see ,through adjective made of cloth or plastic that you can see through: TRANSPARENT: a see through blouse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • see-through — (adj.) 1950, from SEE (Cf. see) (v.) + THROUGH (Cf. through) …   Etymology dictionary

  • see-through — see′ through adj. 1) cvb Also, see′ thru . transparent 2) cvb a degree of transparency 3) cvb a see through item of clothing • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • see through — (someone/something) to understand the hidden truth about someone or something. She saw through his excuse as an effort to put the blame on someone else …   New idioms dictionary

  • see through — ► see through 1) support (a person) for the duration of a difficult time. 2) persist with (an undertaking) until it is completed. 3) detect the true nature of. Main Entry: ↑see …   English terms dictionary

  • see through — index construe (comprehend), dispatch (dispose of), execute (accomplish), follow up, implement …   Law dictionary

  • see-through — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ transparent or translucent …   English terms dictionary

  • see through — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms see through : present tense I/you/we/they see through he/she/it sees through present participle seeing through past tense saw through past participle seen through 1) a) see through something to recognize that… …   English dictionary

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