(=to the other side of sth) à travers
→ They could hear music through the walls of the house.
through the window par la fenêtre
through the mist à travers la brume
through the crowd à travers la foule
to go through Birmingham passer par Birmingham
to go through a tunnel traverser un tunnel
to pour through sth
[water, rain] s'écouler par qch
The rain poured through a hole in the roof. La pluie s'écoulait par un trou dans le toit.
to go through a door passer une porte
through the year toute l'année
→ Trips for older people continue through the year.
all through pendant tout (e) le (la)
She kept quiet all through breakfast. Elle est resté silencieuse pendant tout le petit déjeuner.
(=by means of) par
→ They were opposed to change through violence.
I know her through my sister. Je la connais par ma sœur.
(=owing to) à cause de
→ The discovery of adrenalin came about through a mistake.
→ Geoff had to retire early through ill health.
[ticket, train, passage] direct (e)
a through train un train direct
→ The only through train to Landor is at 9 o'clock.
→ Britain's longest through train journey, 685 miles
"no through traffic" (US) "passage interdit"
"no through way" (British) "impasse"
to be through finir
What time will you be through? À quelle heure tu finis?
to be through with sth
(=finished using) en avoir terminé avec qch
→ I'm through with this pen if you want it.
(=had enough of) en avoir assez de qch
→ I'm through with women.
(=to the other side) à travers
The window was dirty and I couldn't see through. La fenêtre était sale et je ne voyais pas à travers.
to let sb through laisser passer qn
straight through, We decided to drive straight through to Birmingham. Nous avons décidé d'aller directement à Birmingham.
(=without a break) sans s'arrêter
He worked straight through until morning. Il a travaillé sans s'arrêter jusqu'au matin.
I'll be there right through to the summer. Je serai là en permanence jusqu'à l'été.
Monday through Friday (US) du lundi au vendredi
→ We're open Monday through Sunday
to be through to sb/sth être en communication avec qn/qch
→ You're through to the accounts department.
to put sb through to sb passer qn à qn, mettre qn en communication avec qn
through and through
(=completely) jusqu'à la moelle → He's bad through and through. My feet were wet and I felt frozen through and through. Mes pieds étaient mouillés et je me sentais gelé jusqu'à la moelle.
The sun broke through. Le soleil a fait son apparition.
(=achieve success) percer
→ The British band most likely to break through in 2002 is the Coral
[+defences, lines] franchir
→ About 50,000 students defy warnings and break through police lines in Tiananmen Square.
→ Some of the crowd attempted to break through police cordons.
→ In the second half they broke through our defences.
→ The attacking army managed to break through their defences.
→ it was still very tough to break through the barrier of prejudice
[+book, paper] feuilleter, parcourir
→ sitting on the sofa browsing through the paper
[+site] surfer sur, naviguer sur
→ Browsing through the online boutique
The call came through. L'appel est bien parvenu.
drive-through , drive-thru
(=restaurant) drive-in m inv
[restaurant, drugstore] drive-in inv
→ ... a drive-through burger bar.
[plan, project] tomber à l'eau
[deal, sale] échouer
→ My house sale is just on the verge of falling through
→ A major business deal fell through, leaving him penniless
Our plans have fallen through. Nos projets sont tombés à l'eau.
(=make its effect felt)
[factor, phenomenon] se faire ressentir
→ there are signs of a slowing down, but that hasn't really fed through yet
→ enhancements offered by new technology have not fed through to produce the increased profit
to feed through to sb/sth
(=impact on) se répercuter sur qn/qch
→ the gains from productivity have fed through to the consumers
[news, details] filtrer
→ news of their difficulties began to filter through.
to filter through to sb
(=reach) filtrer jusqu'à qn
→ It took months before the findings began to filter through to the politicians ...
[+book, magazine] feuilleter
→ She was flicking through some magazines on a table ...
[+book, magazine] feuilleter
→ He was flipping through a magazine in the living room ...
→ He flipped through the pages of his notebook
[+action, plan] mener à terme
→ The leadership has been unwilling to follow through the implications of these ideas ...
(=further development) suite f
follow-through to sth suite à qch
→ ... the task of finding a durable solution to the refugee problem as a follow-through to the very temporary measures.
(=movement) accompagnement m (d'un coup)
→ Focus on making a short, firm follow-through.
to get through to sb atteindre qn
[+work, book] finir, terminer
[+town, area] traverser
We went through Paris to get to Rennes. Nous avons traversé Paris pour aller à Rennes.
(=search through) fouiller
[+list, book] parcourir, éplucher
→ I'm going to go quickly through the list
go through with
[+plan, threat] mettre à exécution
to guide sb through sth [+process, complexities] guider qn dans qch
→ You need an expert to guide you through the process.
→ You need someone to guide you through the complex process of buying a house.
→ A free helpline has been set up in Glasgow to guide businessmen through the maze of government and EC grants.
[+rooms] abattre les cloisons de
The four tiny bedrooms were knocked through. On abattit les cloisons des quatre petites chambres.
→ The four tiny bedrooms were knocked through to make two larger ones
→ Most patients derive enjoyment from leafing through old picture albums.
[+papers, book] examiner
→ I always looked through my work carefully before I handed it in.
→ Peter starts looking through the mail as soon as the door shuts.
[+telescope] regarder à travers
vi se débrouiller
→ The BBC may be able to muddle through for the next five years like this ...
→ The children are left to muddle through on their own.
[+place, town] traverser
→ he and his unit of 50 men passed through the town of Avallon
[+door, doorway] franchir
→ 90,000 customers passed through its doors yesterday
He passed through the doorway into Ward B. Il a franchi la porte de la salle B.
to pass sth through sth [+needle] enfoncer qch dans qch
She passed the needle through the fabric. Elle a enfoncé l'aiguille dans le tissu.
[+thread, cord] faire passer qch dans qch
Pass the thread through the needle. Faites passer le fil dans le trou de l'aiguille., Passez le fil dans le trou de l'aiguille.
to pass sth through a ring faire passer qch dans un anneau, passer qch dans un anneau
[truth, information] s'infiltrer dans
→ these truths begin to percolate through our consciousness
[water] s'infiltrer à travers
→ the potential for surface water to percolate through landfills
[+soil, rock] s'infiltrer dans
→ Dangerous chemicals may permeate through the soil.
[+system, consciousness] infiltrer
It takes a long time for such ideas to permeate through people's consciousness. De telles idées mettent longtemps à infiltrer les consciences.
[+snow, mud] avancer péniblement dans
[+book, mail] éplucher
→ ploughing through reference books.
→ The organizers of the survey have ploughed through over fifteen thousand replies.
→ Researchers have ploughed through 16,000 different pieces of classical, rock and jazz music.
→ I've got piles of unanswered mail to plough through.
They think he'll pull through. Ils pensent qu'il va s'en sortir.
→ There are signs, though, that he has the talent to pull through.
to push one's way through se frayer un chemin, se frayer un passage
I pushed my way through. Je me suis frayé un passage.
to push one's way through the crowd se frayer un chemin dans la foule, se frayer un passage dans la foule
→ She pushed her way through the crowd.
(=cause to be accepted)
[+measure, legislation] faire voter
→ The vote will enable the Prime Minister to push through tough policies.
→ The government pushed through legislation to force banks to confront their bad loans.
[person] (through a crowd)
se frayer un chemin, se frayer un passage
→ He put the call through to Finance.
Put me through to Miss Blair. Passez-moi Miss Blair.
Can you put me through to the manager? Est-ce que vous pouvez me passer le directeur?
→ Could you put me through to Accounts, please?
I'm putting you through je vous passe la communication
→ "Data Room, please." -- "I'll put you through."
to put sb through sth [+ordeal] infliger qch à qn
→ She wouldn't want to put them through the ordeal of a huge ceremony.
The children had put him through a lot of worry when they were teenagers. Les enfants lui avaient causé beaucoup de soucis lorsqu'ils étaient adolescents.
to put sb through hell en faire voir à qn
Those two husbands put me through hell. Ces deux maris m'en ont fait voir.
[+debris, rubbish] fouiller dans
He raked through her last diary for clues. Il éplucha son dernier agenda pour trouver des indices.
lire jusqu'au bout
→ Read through the passage once before looking at the questions.
[+pages, papers] feuilleter
→ I riffled through the pages until I reached the index.
[+drawer, handbag, clothes, pile] fouiller dans
→ The thief rifled through her handbag
(=search) fouiller dans
→ ... retrieve files much more easily than rooting through a pile of notebooks.
→ I ran through the instructions with him
→ Let's run through your lines for the play.
n (before test)
[+work] exécuter à la hâte
[+order] exécuter d'urgence
[+application, claim] envoyer d'urgence
(=succeed easily) réussir haut la main
She sailed through her exams. Elle a réussi ses examens haut la main.
vi (in exam)
être reçu (e) de justesse , (in elections, competition)
l'emporter de justesse
[+exam] réussir de justesse
to scrape through the qualifying round se qualifier de justesse
scroll through (COMPUTING)
vt fus faire défiler
→ scroll through the list for the relevant topic
vi faire défiler le texte
→ Quickly she scrolled through.
vt fus fouiller
→ He searched through a drawer and eventually found the photo ...
(=not be taken in by)
[+scheme, excuses, deception, lie] voir clair dans
→ The jailers saw through my scheme.
I can see through your little game. Je vois clair dans ton petit jeu.
We could see right through him. Nous lisions en lui comme dans un livre ouvert.
[+project, job, task] mener à bien
I'm determined to see it through. Je suis déterminé à aller jusqu'au bout.
[+person] permettre de tenir
His resilience saw him through. Son endurance lui a permis de tenir.
to see sb through sth
(=help) soutenir qn dans qch
He saw me through all the hard times. Il m'a soutenu dans tous les moments difficiles.
→ He was a great friend of mine and saw me through all the hard times.
adj transparent (e)
[+evidence, data] passer au crible
(=read quickly) parcourir
→ I thought I would skim through a few of the letters.
(=search through) faire le tri dans
He sorted through the papers. Il a fait le tri dans les papiers.
→ it would have been impossible for users to sort through the trivial stuff to find the important material
(=discuss) discuter sérieusement
We have talked through this tricky problem. Nous avons discuté sérieusement de cet épineux problème.
to talk sth through with sb discuter sérieusement de qch avec qn
→ Then he sat down and talked it through with his wife.
to talk sb through sth expliquer qch à qn
→ Now she must talk her sister through the process a step at a time
→ "He talked me through the implications,
vt sep bien réfléchir à
→ I haven't really thought the whole business through in my own mind.
→ I didn't think through the consequences of promotion.
→ For some odd reason I wasn't thinking through the implications at the time
→ as long as you properly think through what you want to do and why you are doing it ...
→ He had the drawer open and was thumbing through the files.
[+records, files] éplucher
→ A team of officers is trawling through the records of thousands of petty thieves.
[+information, text] ingurgiter
→ Managers have no time to wade through the reports.
→ Scientists have to wade through tons of data.