thorough

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθʌrə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈθɜroʊ, ˈθʌroʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thûrō, thurō)


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thorough

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. has a thorough [understanding, knowledge, grasp] (of)
  2. a thorough [test, exam, examination, check, check-up] (of)
  3. a thorough [report, investigation, inquiry, probe] (into)
  4. [passengers, visitors, travelers] were submitted to thorough checks
  5. gave the [patient, horse, child] a thorough examination
  6. gave it a thorough going-over
  7. [initiate, go on] a thorough search for
  8. [launch, announce, open] a thorough investigation
  9. the investigation was not thorough enough
  10. the investigation needed to be more thorough
  11. takes a (very) thorough approach to
  12. [received, has] a thorough grounding in
  13. was [taught, given] a thorough lesson (in)
  14. [gave, offered] a thorough [description, explanation] (of)
  15. a thorough test of [stamina, strength, character]
  16. thorough [enjoyment, excitement, pleasure]
  17. was given a thorough [beating, lesson]
  18. thorough and [accurate, lengthy, comprehensive]
  19. [extremely, incredibly] thorough
  20. a thorough [teacher, worker, boss, analyst]
  21. is thorough with [his work, details, the corrections]
  22. is always very thorough
  23. need to be more thorough next time
  24. please try to be thorough
additional examples
  1. has a thorough [understanding, knowledge, grasp] (of)
  2. a thorough [test, exam, examination, check, check-up] (of)
  3. a thorough [report, investigation, inquiry, probe] (into)
  4. [passengers, visitors, travelers] were submitted to thorough checks
  5. gave the [patient, horse, child] a thorough examination
  6. gave it a thorough going-over
  7. [initiate, go on] a thorough search for
  8. [launch, announce, open] a thorough investigation
  9. the investigation was not thorough enough
  10. the investigation needed to be more thorough
  11. takes a (very) thorough approach to
  12. [received, has] a thorough grounding in
  13. was [taught, given] a thorough lesson (in)
  14. [gave, offered] a thorough [description, explanation] (of)
  15. a thorough test of [stamina, strength, character]
  16. thorough [enjoyment, excitement, pleasure]
  17. was given a thorough [beating, lesson]
  18. vulgar: was given a thorough ass-kicking
  19. thorough and [accurate, lengthy, comprehensive]
  20. [extremely, incredibly] thorough
  21. a thorough [teacher, worker, boss, analyst]
  22. is thorough with [his work, details, the corrections]
  23. is always very thorough
  24. need to be more thorough next time
  25. please try to be thorough
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