Posted by R. Berg on May 11, 2003
In Reply to: Phrase through posted by Jane on May 11, 2003
: : : Hi!
: : : Could anyone tell me the meaning of " phrase through" in the following sentence?
: : : "She starts pounding on the door, and inadvertently phrases through it just as Lance is passing by."
: : : Any help would be appreciated.
: : "Phrases through" doesn't make sense at all. It must be a typo for "passes through" or "pierces through" or something else.
: Hi,R.Berg,I just made a howler. It should be "phase through". Even so it still looks confusing to me.
"Phase through" doesn't make sense either, unless the story is set in an alternative world and the writer has taken liberties with quantum physics so that, say, a pounding fist can liquefy a solid door.