Being complete in what you are doing. Leaving no stone unturned. To wit : "Aha! I have you now, Sherlock!" "Not quite, Moriarty. You forget that my good partner Watson is not here. In fact, he is up on the bell tower, putting a sniper's lasersight on your forehead. It seems that you were not thorough, most regrettably." BANG! "Jolly good shot!"

Thor"ough (?), prep. [See Through.]

Through.

[Obs.]

Spenser. Shak.

 

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Thor"ough, a.

1.

Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house.

[Obs.]

2.

Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet.

 

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Thor"ough, adv.

1.

Thoroughly.

[Obs. or Colloq.]

Chaucer.

2.

Through.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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Thor"ough, n.

A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

 

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