Meaning of see through in English:

see through

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phrasal verb

  • 1see through someone or somethingNot be deceived by someone or something; detect the true nature of someone or something.

    ‘he can see through her lies and deceptions’
    • ‘how odd that you didn't see through a phoney like Giles’
    not be deceived by, not be taken in by, be wise to, get the measure of, have the measure of, read like a book, fathom, penetrate, realize, understand
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  • 2see someone through somethingSupport a person for the duration of a difficult time.

    ‘my family saw me through that very tough first year’
    • ‘There were many times that the collective will-to-win of the supporters would see you through because they don't accept second best down there, and they're not slow to tell you if you are second best.’
    • ‘Let us hope that going beyond empty rhetoric, nations are becoming indeed united in the effort to see Iraq through its difficult transition.’
    • ‘I'd like to thank all of my supporters and my family who ran a great campaign; I was written off but there was great local support there and that saw me through.’
    • ‘Terri showed a determination and drive from childhood that was to see her through difficult periods of her life.’
    • ‘Last week, she agreed to share her grief with Guardian readers, and is appealing for professional help to see her through this difficult time.’
    • ‘Initially, it was the support of my parents which saw me through.’
    • ‘Spielberg obviously conceived this story as a fantasy in which a decent man's goodness sees him through; but even fantasies need their own internal logic.’
    • ‘There's a lot of therapy-group talk about how love can see you through, about how things can only get better, about the fact that, if you do your best, nobody can take that away from you.’
    • ‘I'm glad that you have hope and an optimistic outlook because that's so important and will see you through.’
    • ‘Fortunately, my team was strong enough to see me through.’
    sustain, encourage, buoy up, cheer along, keep going, keep someone's head above water, tide over
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  • 3see something through, see through somethingPersist with an undertaking until it is completed.

    ‘I'm determined to see through my degree and keep my career options open’
    • ‘Dutiful as ever, he will remain at Carlton until January to see the deal through.’
    • ‘We're going to accept the risks, and we're going to see it through until the job is done.’
    • ‘But the Dumbarton MSP will probably have to stay in place to see the campaign through.’
    • ‘The rest would stay on to see the factory through to its closure in the second half of 2005.’
    • ‘They know that we must see this thing through, until we have a reliable guarantee up to 2010 and beyond.’
    • ‘It's a time to be staying there and seeing it through.’
    • ‘Investors should also stay patient and see their scheme through to maturity to avoid heavy withdrawal penalties.’
    • ‘In the coming months, he will have to retain the support of the main sporting organisations if he is to follow orders and see the task through.’
    • ‘Bush, he said, deserves the admiration of Americans for being willing to undertake the mission and see it through to the end.’
    • ‘She has stayed on longer than planned to see the club through its move to the new facilities.’
    bring to completion, continue to the end, bring to a finish
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