carry through

carried through; carrying through; carries through

Definition of carry through

intransitive verb

: persist, survive feelings that carry through to the present

Examples of carry through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No other Irish back earned a carry through the first five Irish drives before C'Bo Flemister was thrown a carry bone and picked up three yards. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, "Instant Observations: Rusty No. 5 Notre Dame returns to work with 42-26 victory," 11 Oct. 2020 The Knights are allowing 235 yards per game on the ground and nearly 5.0 yards per carry through the first two games. Matt Murschel,, "UCF heavily rotates defensive linemen to give Knights an edge," 29 Sep. 2020 The unit was yielding over seven yards per carry through its first three games. Adam Turer, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati high school football: Anderson defense steps up in 42-0 win over West Clermont," 19 Sep. 2020 Beyond the immediate need for lighting and shade in the street, the design challenge is to carry through a real sense of intimacy and brand. Sunset Magazine, "17 Ways to Design a Covid-Safe Restaurant," 6 Aug. 2020 With such approaches, there might well have been a credible reason to threaten to end the funding as a final pressure tactic—and to actually carry through on that threat. Ari Schulman, The New Republic, "The Coronavirus and the Right’s Scientific Counterrevolution," 15 June 2020 A few weeks ago, family members honored the matriarch of three generations of performers in a somber service, paying their respects and bidding goodbye as her casket was carried through a Westminster mortuary. Los Angeles Times, "As coronavirus rages, a Vietnamese diva falls silent. But her legend lives on," 18 Apr. 2020 That consistent traction carries through in the corners. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "2021 Toyota Supra Four-Cylinder Is a More Approachable Supra," 13 May 2020 Meanwhile, the mafia in the Sicilian town of Messina flouted lockdown measures to hold a funeral procession for one on their own, a 70-year-old Mafioso, with dozens walking behind the hearse as it was carried through the streets. Fox News, "Italian mafia cements power through charity amid coronavirus crisis while trafficking drugs despite lockdown measures," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of carry through

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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21 Oct 2020

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“Carry through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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