pull through


pulled through; pulling through; pulls through

intransitive verb

: to survive a dangerous or difficult situation

transitive verb

: to help survive a dangerous or difficult situation

Examples of pull through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fold the right side up and over the left side, pulling through to create a knot. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 24 Jan. 2024 The teams haven’t played in a while and almost everything has changed September 2021 was the last time these two teams faced each other, and the Ravens pulled through in a tight one, 36-35, in prime time. Tim Schwartz, Baltimore Sun, 23 Jan. 2024 Despite some skepticism, some data indicates Curtis could pull through the Republican primary. Nancy Vu, Washington Examiner, 14 Jan. 2024 The second number is the size of the objective lens, which translates into how much light your binoculars will pull through the lens. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 Instead of the half-up portion of the hair being pulled through like a small ponytail or secured with a barrette, it's held in place at the base of the headpiece with a braid — very much like a low crown braid only across the back of her head. Marci Robin, Allure, 26 Dec. 2023 But Retton pulled through, and after a few up-and-down weeks was released Oct. 23 to continue her recovery at home. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 The simulations showed that the high-energy crash would have melted the upper part of Earth’s mantle, allowing Theia’s dense remnants to get pulled through the molten top layer and settle in the more solid bottom, per Nature News. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Nov. 2023 The social media phenomenon was nearly interrupted by a federal government shutdown, but at the 11th hour, Congress pulled through with a stopgap funding bill — and fans of portly bears ultimately won. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of pull through was in 1852

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“Pull through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20through. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

pull through

: to help through or to survive a dangerous or difficult period or situation
had pneumonia but she pulled through

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