Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
The phrasal verb 'put through' can mean to connect somebody by telephone. So, you can 'put a call through' or ask to be 'put through' to someone in order to speak to them. To be 'put through something' can also mean to experience something difficult or unpleasant, usually as a test or an unpleasant ordeal. You can also use 'put through' when you want to talk about something that you have followed through to its successful conclusion. So, you can 'put a deal through'; a proposal could be 'put through'; or you can 'put someone through college' or school. This last example can also refer to paying for someone to go to college.