come through


came through; come through; coming through; comes through

intransitive verb

: to do what is needed or expected
came through in the clutch
: to be expressed
a writer whose personality comes through clearly in her writing
: to be communicated
a message that came through loud and clear
With the press of a tiny button on the aid, sound comes through to people with impaired hearing with even greater clarity than can be heard by someone with normal hearing.Jane E. Brody

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The city's $30 million grant would come through annual payments for up to 23 years from the transformed office building's higher property tax revenue. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2023 Of course, most wealthy will come through the economic downturn with the bulk of their resrouces intact, and their quality of life will likely not be nearly as impacted as a lower-wage earner’s. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2023 If Nightdive pulls it off, Looking Glass' ideas and narratives should come through more clearly. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 10 Feb. 2023 The answers — or at least some sort of direction — will come through a formal study process now ongoing. David Jesse,, 5 Feb. 2023 The traffic improvements will come through a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, a tool that allows municipalities to promote economic development using revenues from future funding streams. William Thornton |, al, 31 Jan. 2023 The initial $2 million in funding would come through settlement money from opioid makers. Brian Amaral,, 13 Jan. 2023 And the resolution may only come through legal battles and a fresh look at the nation’s landmark antidiscrimination law, the Americans With Disabilities Act. Don Lee, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Dec. 2022 Solutions for scientific wellness must come through making products that enhance healthy living, easier to access and more affordable. Nathan Price, Scientific American, 7 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of come through was in 1906

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“Come through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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