pull through

verb
pulled through; pulling through; pulls through

Definition of pull 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 To pull through, McGhee spent more than $3,500 of his savings on a new water heater, washer and dryer. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2022 Regardless, to experience that idiosyncrasy is pure pleasure: a sort of push and pull through peppercorn punch and mellow sweetness, across the menu’s dishes and sometimes within them, too. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 6 May 2022 But the Kyiv Post has continued to pull through, with its staff posting about 25 to 30 stories a day. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 Medina says she was fired after taking time off to see whether her daughter, who was on a ventilator for weeks, would pull through. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec. 2021 More recently, gas has also shown its versatility by embracing new labels such as RSG and RNG which will help the world pull through the challenges of the transition to renewable energies. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 But the drama’s real nodal point is Arthur, whose family members (Caitlin FitzGerald and Julian Obradors), friends (David Wilmot) and acquaintances nearly all manage to pull through despite the flu’s survival rate of 1 in 1000. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Step 2: Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. Mariana Tuma, Good Housekeeping, 24 Aug. 2021 Craig Saffoe, curator of the great cats at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, had warned his staff in advance that Shera, the African lion, might not pull through. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pull through

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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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Pull through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20through. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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