thoroughgo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thurhgon, from Old English þurhgān(to go through, go over, pass through, pierce, penetrate, permeate, pervade), equivalent to thorough- +‎ go. Cognate with Dutch doorgaan(to go on, continue, go through, proceed), German durchgehen(to go through, pass through).

Verb[edit]

thoroughgo ‎(third-person singular simple present thoroughgoes, present participle thoroughgoing, simple past thoroughwent, past participle thoroughgone)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To go through.

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