see through

see through
phrasal to grasp the true nature of <
saw through the scheme

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • see-through — /see throoh /, adj. 1. Also, see thru /see throoh /. transparent: a see through blouse. n. 2. a degree of or variation in transparency. 3. a see through item of clothing. 4. look through. [1940 45; adj., n. use of v. phrase see through] * * * …   Universalium

  • see-through — adj a see through material or surface allows you to see through it ▪ a see through blouse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • see-through — [sē′thro͞o΄] adj. that can be seen through; more or less transparent or translucent [see through fabric, see through packages] …   English World dictionary

  • see-through — see ,through adjective made of cloth or plastic that you can see through: TRANSPARENT: a see through blouse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • see-through — (adj.) 1950, from SEE (Cf. see) (v.) + THROUGH (Cf. through) …   Etymology dictionary

  • see-through — see′ through adj. 1) cvb Also, see′ thru . transparent 2) cvb a degree of transparency 3) cvb a see through item of clothing • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • see through — (someone/something) to understand the hidden truth about someone or something. She saw through his excuse as an effort to put the blame on someone else …   New idioms dictionary

  • see through — ► see through 1) support (a person) for the duration of a difficult time. 2) persist with (an undertaking) until it is completed. 3) detect the true nature of. Main Entry: ↑see …   English terms dictionary

  • see through — index construe (comprehend), dispatch (dispose of), execute (accomplish), follow up, implement …   Law dictionary

  • see-through — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ transparent or translucent …   English terms dictionary

  • see through — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms see through : present tense I/you/we/they see through he/she/it sees through present participle seeing through past tense saw through past participle seen through 1) a) see through something to recognize that… …   English dictionary

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