carry through

carried through; carrying through; carries through

Definition of carry through

intransitive verb

: persist, survive feelings that carry through to the present

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This is basically the fear that these people carried through 27 years. Anthony Breznican,, "It Chapter Two director explains how the film lives up to its frightening predecessor," 6 Sep. 2019 Finally, after the five most agonizing minutes of my life, the sweetest sound carries through the room—my baby’s first cry. Nikki Kolb, Glamour, "A Traumatic Birth Forever Changed My First Moments of Motherhood," 4 Sep. 2019 Our leadership and myself are completely committed to carrying through all the way to eradication. Martin Enserink, Science | AAAS, "Is setting a deadline for eradicating malaria a good idea? Scientists are divided," 27 Aug. 2019 The differences in pay start when the roster is decided and carry through the end of the season. Liz Clarke, Anchorage Daily News, "U.S. women’s soccer team is fighting two battles — for a World Cup title, and for equality," 11 June 2019 The one without rights is the baby in the womb, the baby with a heartbeat, the baby who is viable at around 20 weeks and even the baby carried through the third trimester to the moment of birth. John Kass,, "Gov. J.B. Pritzker cheered as he signs abortion bill, but what is the cost?," 13 June 2019 Some of it is just color coordination in small, unexpected places (atop Frontierland buildings), and that carries through to larger canvasses such as the exterior of Space Mountain. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney World: Villains After Hours event spotlights the dark side," 11 June 2019 Stevens’ ban is effective immediately and will carry through the end of the postseason next year. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Warriors’ part-owner banned by NBA for shoving Raptors player," 6 June 2019 The Cupertino, California, has hammered out a licensing agreement with Qualcomm that carries through April 2025, with an option to extend for an additional two years after that. Washington Post, "Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem division for $1 billion," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of carry through

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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