To drop through
Through Through, adv. 1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through. [1913 Webster]

2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through. [1913 Webster]

3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through. [1913 Webster]

Note: Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use thorough; as, through-bred; through-lighted; through-placed, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To drop through}, to fall through; to come to naught; to fail.

{To fall through}. See under {Fall}, v. i. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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