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To pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organisation, or system.

Fear of foreigners runs through that country at all levels of it's society.

Additional definitions for 'run through':

run throughTo go through by running.
run throughTo briefly summarise.
run throughTo repeat something.
run throughTo use completely, in a short space of time. Usually money.
run throughTo impale a person with a blade, usually a sword.
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