carry through


Definition of carry through 

intransitive verb

: persist, survive feelings that carry through to the present

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Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma Anderson gained 82 yards on 22 carries through Oklahoma’s first six games of 2017. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "The best running backs in college football for 2018," 4 July 2018 Another video released on Facebook by the Thai Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue, showed one of the boys being carried through part of the muddy cave on a stretcher covered by an emergency thermal blanket. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018 Freight traffic is carried through the Channel Tunnel on trains that can transport 32 trucks at 90 miles an hour, crossing in 35 minutes—and carrying, last year, more than 1.6 million trucks. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains," 11 July 2018 But that streak carried through Sept. 8, for a total of 33 rain-free days. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Washington is in a ‘flash drought,’ with only fleeting chances of rain in the forecast," 12 July 2018 The idea is to establish multiple tests of the North’s willingness to carry through on Mr. Kim’s vague commitment to Mr. Trump. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "As Bolton Says North Korea Could Disarm in a Year, Reality Lags Promises," 1 July 2018 The idea is to establish multiple tests of the North’s willingness to carry through on Kim’s vague commitment to Trump. William J. Broad, The Seattle Times, "Bolton says North Korea could disarm in a year," 2 July 2018 There’s an image for fans to carry through the summer. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "A dynasty secured," 13 June 2018 Temperatures are expected to reach the low-to-mid 90s by Sunday and will carry through to the low 90s on Monday, according to Trent Frey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit about to flirt with record heat this weekend," 13 June 2018

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1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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evasion of direct action or statement

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