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

Examples of come through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seriousness of your musicianship comes through, though. Madelyn Dawson, SPIN, 1 July 2024 In Venice, 10,000 people came through the site-specific exhibition and got the QR code, Barnes estimated. Dade Hayes, Deadline, 28 June 2024 Dunne’s memories of his single mother working three jobs to pay for his leathers and make ends meet compelled him to support the rookies who were coming through without any support or encouragement of their own. Don Riddell, CNN, 28 June 2024 Max Richter’s The New Four Seasons came through with a dynamism and presence that was a notch above. Will Palmer, Outside Online, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for come through 

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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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Cite this Entry

“Come through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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