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Dictionary > durch (insep)s

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  • durchbrechen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to break through
    (In the sense of someone breaking through something. Think of a jet breaking through the wall of sound.)
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  • durchdenken
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to think something through
    (Not very common. "überlegen" is the more common choice in most contexts. )
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  • durchfahren
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to traverse
    (Technically, it works for tunnels, but the other "durchfahren" is more common there. This one is more used for areas or landscapes, but it sounds quite "posh".)
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    2.
    to run through
    ("jemanden durchfahren" - mainly for shocks that run through someone.)
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  • durchkämmen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to comb
    (In the sense of thoroughly searching. Think the desert in Space Balls. For literal hair, the separable version is what you need.)
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  • durchlaufen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to go through
    (In the sense of going through the various stages of a process. NOT for actually walking through somewhere. )
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  • durchqueren
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to pass through, to cross
    (For tunnels, deserts, mountain ranges and stuff like that. Needs a direct object.)
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  • durchschauen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to see through
    (For people and schemes. NOT for neutral complicated information. There is a notion of trickery there.)
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  • durchsetzen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to intersperse, to punctuate with
    ("durchsetzen mit" - The core idea is mixing in a lot of something, so it's omnipresent in the final mix. More common as the adjective "durchsetzt". Think for example of a political speech that is "marbled" with incindiary comments against something.)
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  • durchsuchen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to frisk, to search whole, “to search through”
    (involves opening things, like drawers or doors or folders or even pockets)
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  • durchtrennen
    (durch (insep))
    1.
    to sever, to cut through
    (Mainly used for "conduits" like water pipes and also the umbilical chord.)
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