carry through

verb

Definition of carry through

intransitive verb

: persist, survive feelings that carry through to the present

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The intensity is certain to carry through to the midterm elections, both sides using it as a rally cry. Andrew Duehren And Alex Leary, WSJ, "Hundreds March on Capitol Hill Against Kavanaugh’s Confirmation," 6 Oct. 2018 Barring some change in events, like Kavanaugh withdrawing from the process or lawmakers pushing a last-minute delay, Grassley is expected to carry through with the vote. Li Zhou, Vox, "What comes next in the Kavanaugh confirmation," 27 Sep. 2018 Peter Gordon’s glossy restaurant atop Auckland’s Sky Tower, The Sugar Club, offers several options: spanner crab, crayfish linguine, monkfish, and Mount Cook Salmon (something that is carried through to his menus designed for Air New Zealand). Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 The first of the overdoses occurred on the New Haven Green Tuesday night, but carried through Wednesday in broad daylight. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "New Haven park overdoses possibly caused by fentanyl," 16 Aug. 2018 Although neither Smith nor Jones make an appearance in this trailer, Men in Black International does carry through some of the classic comedy stylings fans will appreciate. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "First Men in Black International trailer stars a fun reunion for Thor: Ragnarok fans," 20 Dec. 2018 The ice in Greenland is also getting darker, as soot carried through the air and microorganisms like algae coat the ice. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in centuries," 8 Dec. 2018 And though the models who followed didn’t join in on an all-singing, all-dancing revue, a jubilant energy carried through. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Opens Balmain With a Lip-Synched Tribute to Prince," 28 Sep. 2018 Many people carried through with promises to unseat troubling politicians, and that also builds hope in me. Michael Pincus, Teen Vogue, "Losing in the Midterm Elections Isn’t the End," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of carry through

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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