Etymology
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run-through (n.)

"a rehearsal," especially a hasty one, 1923, from the verbal phrase; see run (v.) + through (adv.). The verbal phrase is attested by mid-15c. as "examine, inspect;" by 1670s as "read over rapidly." Its sense of "to pierce or stab through the body" is from late 15c.

updated on October 22, 2021

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Definitions of run-through from WordNet

run-through (n.)
an uninterrupted rehearsal;
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