If a dog or cat got through a fence, do they jump over a fence, or crawl through a hole in a fence, or both?

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    Through explicitly excludes 'jumping over'. Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 13:32
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    "Got through" is a vague term for squeezing between a narrowing in the fence or pushing in some other way. Commented Aug 23, 2023 at 13:33

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Probably "crawl through a hole". Because of the word "through", it means the dog found a way to pass the fence by going "inside it" (sort of). But obviously that isnt possible, so it found a hole and used that to crawl through and out the other side of the fence. If it jumped over the fence, I would say "the dog got over the fence", or you could literally just say "it jumped over the fence".

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