put through

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put through ‎(third-person singular simple present puts through, present participle putting through, simple past and past participle put through)

  1. (idiomatic) To connect (a telephone caller with intended callee).
    Please hold the line a moment while I put you through to the sales office.
  2. (idiomatic) to cause to endure
    After all the grief my wife has put me through, I wonder why I'm still with her.
  3. (transitive, soccer) To pass the ball to (someone) giving them a one-on-one scoring opportunity.
    • 2011 February 1, Mandeep Sanghera, “Man Utd 3 - 1 Aston Villa”, in BBC[1]:
      Friedel again had to save as he parried a Patrice Evra shot before gathering the ball after the left-back had been put through by Ryan Giggs.

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