pull 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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Speaking after the game to the BBC, Southgate acknowledged that his side had expected a tough game, before hailing the resilience shown by his players to pull through. SI.com, "Gareth Southgate Hails 'Incredible Feeling' as England Secure Historic Semi-Final Spot," 7 July 2018 When Kardashian and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson returned to L.A., the couple was even spotted pulling through the McDonald’s drive-thru, where Kardashian could be seen chowing down on a french fry. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "McDonald's Hash Browns and Bacon Donuts: See All the Food at Khloé Kardashian's Birthday Bash," 28 June 2018 When the power plant sucks in water, fish can become stuck on a screen or pulled through a screen into the rest of the cooling process. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Residents protest Avon Lake power plant wastewater permit: Here's what to know," 2 May 2018 When the credentialing process doesn’t pull through, international nurses are required to take the necessary coursework to obtain their certification. Ita Tsai, chicagotribune.com, "Internationally educated nurses to help with the US nursing shortage," 13 July 2018 Such was the minimal strength in depth within the squad, however, that Cabaye simply had to pull through. SI.com, "Yohan Cabaye's Time at Crystal Palace Was Underappreciated, But His Arrival Was a Landmark Moment," 5 July 2018 The brave marine pulled through and met his goal with flying colors — well, blue colors, that is. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Loving This Bride Who Made Her Veteran Uncle Her "Something Blue"," 25 May 2017 Czerwinski turned off his lights, pulled through the Heritage Apartments parking lot and then drove south on Indiana 55, the witness said in the report. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Lake County, Ind., sheriff's officer accused of driving while intoxicated, fleeing scene of Crown Point accident, court docs say," 26 June 2018 Bank executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, was killed when she was partially pulled through a gaping hole next to her seat in row 14 as the cabin suffered rapid decompression. Anchorage Daily News, "FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion," 19 Apr. 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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