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    #1

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    Hi,

    What does the "through" mean in this sentence?


    The two beautiful sisters cut a wide swath through our little town.


    Does it mean "all over" or "in"?


    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: through

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does the "through" mean in this sentence?


    The two beautiful sisters cut a wide swath through our little town.


    Does it mean "all over" or "in"?


    Thanks a lot

    To open a way through // via

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    #3

    Re: through

    In this sentence, the phrase, "cut a wide swath through" is used to imply that the sisters influenced the entire city. Their actions touched many people.

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