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Difference between Give someone a run-through and Run someone through

give someone a run-through—(coll.) give a person a brief survey of facts (also: give someone a run-down):

  • I asked Dr. Leake (my mentor here) to give me a run-through on some critical astronomy concepts.

run someone throughpierce or stab smb., as with a sword, etc.:

  • Thorn is the tough, gritty warrior who wouldn’t think twice to run someone through, especially when her life is on the line.