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 The Max will be pulled through June 6 amid continued uncertainty about when regulators will clear the model to fly, Southwest said. BostonGlobe.com, "New master developer chosen to remake former Weymouth air base," 16 Jan. 2020 They are pulled through the streets on large wooden wheels by hundreds of residents in traditional festival garb — headbands, black leggings and thick cotton jackets emblazoned with Japanese characters — to drums, whistles and exuberant chants. Washington Post, "Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan," 5 Dec. 2019 Stores, theaters and schools were closed, and wagons were pulled through the streets to collect corpses. Elizabeth Outka, The Conversation, "Zombie flu: How the 1919 influenza pandemic fueled the rise of the living dead," 28 Oct. 2019 The protagonists Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham were all threatened with drama but followed the script and eventually pulled through. SI.com, "7 Things We Learned From Another Intriguing Weekend of Premier League Action," 30 Sep. 2019 Prediction Ohio State 37, Michigan 27 Ohio State (-334) is expected to pull through in the annual rivalry game, rolling into the Big Ten Championship Game with some steam. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Ohio State at Michigan odds, picks and best bets," 29 Nov. 2019 Deputies found a water hose from outside pulled through a bathroom window and into a bathtub, Kershaw said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Parents arrested after Florida teen calls 911, says she and siblings lived in deplorable, abusive conditions," 4 Nov. 2019 The pair had the surgeries in August and pulled through with flying colors. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Dramatic penguins, a miracle kidney match and a very delicious cake," 6 Dec. 2019 But unlike in the Arkansas win, the Wildcats couldn't find a way to pull through in a 21-0 loss to Georgia in Athens. Rana L. Cash, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky football vs. Georgia live: When it rained, it poured on Wildcats in 21-0 loss," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pull through

1852, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Pull through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20through. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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