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

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Older women in twos and threes strolled along, pulling through the racks, pausing here and there to tug at a waistband, check a price, buy a pair. Neil Shea, National Geographic, "Tokyo became a megacity by reinventing itself," 12 June 2019 Drop 1/2 cup of the berry puree by the tablespoon randomly over the surface of the filling and use a bamboo skewer to pull through the puree to create a pretty swirled effect. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old-fashioned icebox pies are easy and delicious," 4 June 2019 To clear the drinking hose, tie knots along a skinny piece of twine or string and pull through the hose. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Best Hydration Packs to Keep You Going on Your Next Adventure," 28 Mar. 2019 Luckily, Clarke did indeed pull through and has since founded a charity called SameYou, which is focused on brain injury recovery and rehabilitation. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Emilia Clarke Just Shared Never-Before-Seen Photos Taken After Her Brain Surgery," 8 Apr. 2019 The cable knit hat is designed with a tiny opening for a ponytail or bun to pull through, keeping your head warm without ruining your style. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "This $10 Beanie Shows Off Your Ponytail and Keeps Your Head Warm," 1 Mar. 2019 But thanks to Lovato's team of doctors, support from fans, friends and family, De La Garza was happy to see Lovato pull through. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Demi Lovato's mom recalls terrifying moment she learned singer overdosed: 'I was in shock'," 19 Sep. 2018 Reagan eventually pulled through, officially joining the Top 8. Megan Stein, Country Living, "What Really Happened to Reagan Strange on 'The Voice?'," 5 Dec. 2018 So being pulled through what had been a physical wall just moments before was unnerving. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Chained mixes virtual reality and live actors to tell a dark Christmas tale," 5 Dec. 2018

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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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