threw vs through :

threw or through

“Threw” is the past tense of the verb “throw”: “The pitcher threw a curve ball.” “Through” is never a verb: “The ball came through my living room window.” Unless your sentence involves someone throwing something—even figuratively, as in “she threw out the idea casually”— the word you want is “through.”

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  • s  having finished or arrived at completion
    after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    almost through with his studies
  • s  (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    a through street
    a through bus
    through traffic
  • r  from beginning to end
    read this book through
  • r  over the whole distance
    this bus goes through to New York
  • r  to completion
    think this through very carefully!
  • r  in diameter
    this cylinder measures 15 inches through
  • r  throughout the entire extent
    got soaked through in the rain
    I'm frozen through
    a letter shot through with the writer's personality
    knew him through and through
    boards rotten through and through
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