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

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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 The desperation of the game's first act quickly lets up as the band pulls through the mountains and sets camp. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Red Dead Redemption II review: Getting muddy in the wide-open frontier," 25 Oct. 2018 The state variation could indicate that, despite the lackluster response to the opioid crisis at the federal level, some local and state initiatives are pulling through. German Lopez, Vox, "Trump’s health secretary says the opioid epidemic may be turning around. Not so fast.," 24 Oct. 2018 On the busiest days, doctors have only been able to save patients with the greatest chance of pulling through. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "Lifesaving aid delivery halted in besieged Damascus enclave as bloodshed surges," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pull through

1852, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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