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- (transitive) To perceive visually through something transparent.
- Their fabric is so thin that I can see through these curtains.
- We saw through the water with ease; it was as clear as glass.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To not be deceived by something that is false or misleading; to understand the hidden truth about someone or something.
- I'm surprised she doesn't see through his lies.
- I can see through his poker face, he isn't fooling anyone.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To recognize someone's true motives or character.
- In that moment, I saw right through her; this petition drive had nothing to do with her love for animals, and everything to do with impressing Michael, the cute intern.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To provide support or cooperation to (a person) throughout a period of time; to support someone through a difficult time.
- And may we all, citizens the world over, see these events through.
- 1976, Lou Reed (lyrics and music), “Coney Island Baby”:
- The glory of love might see you through
- (transitive, idiomatic) To do something until it is finished; to continue working on (something) until it is finished.
- Despite her health problems, Madame Prime Minister saw the project through.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To constitute ample supply for one for.
- Those chocolates should see us through the holiday season.
perceive visually through something transparent
avoid being deceived
to recognize someone's true motives
to provide support or cooperation throughout a period of time
to do something until it is finished
to constitute ample supply
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