There are 2 main definitions of see through in English:

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see through 1

Not be deceived by; detect the true nature of: he can see through her lies and deceptions
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  • Of course, the electorate are increasingly seeing through the lies and deceit of Labour.
  • Only by knowing his true nature was it possible to see through his gentlemanly veil.
  • It amazes me how they can obfuscate or even lie and believe people won't see through them.
Synonyms
not be deceived by, not be taken in by, be wise to, get/have the measure of, read like a book, fathom, penetrate, realize, understand
informal not fall for, have someone's number, know someone's (little) game
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There are 2 main definitions of see through in English:

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see-through 2 Line breaks: see-through
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːθruː/

adjective

(Especially of clothing) translucent: this shirt’s a bit see-through when it’s wet
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  • Mom comes downstairs minutes later with a short, short miniskirt and a see-through shirt.
  • The latest collection includes delicate see-through dresses and tops featuring raw hems and ruche detailing.
  • She also wore a pink see-through sweater with a black tank underneath.
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