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 Crew survival may be related to better restraint systems, but there's no consensus on why children seem to pull through falls more often. Dan Koeppel, Popular Mechanics, "Taking a Fall: The 120-MPH, 35,000 Feet, 3-Minutes-To-Impact Survival Guide," 14 Feb. 2021 As this hell ride through 2020 comes to an end, raise a glass with me to our faithful friends who have helped so many of us pull through the hours, days and months of isolation and worry. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "This one is for all the dogs of 2020, but especially Cahaba," 30 Dec. 2020 The adult children of 911 dispatcher Lupe Lopez, who died last month of COVID-19, thought their mother, Maria, 56, was going to pull through the virus and rejoin them at home. Deanese Williams-harris, chicagotribune.com, "Maria Lopez, wife of beloved 911 dispatcher Lupe Lopez, also dies of COVID-related issues. ‘They fought to stay here with us,’ daughter says," 5 Dec. 2020 Not enough is known about the virus to accurately predict how – and whether – each patient will pull through. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Ohio hospitals showing signs of coronavirus strain: borrowing refrigerated trucks and ventilators," 1 Dec. 2020 Next, use a utility knife to cut a small slit in the heat mat and pull through the metal floor-sensing probe that’s attached to the mat. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Install Electric Radiant-Floor Heat," 25 Nov. 2020 Amid pandemics, lawsuits and quarantines, players at UCLA and USC are relying on their bond with teammates to pull through the season that, starting Wednesday, will have more unforeseen turns ahead. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA and USC women’s basketball teams prepare for unpredictable seasons," 24 Nov. 2020 While her organization doesn’t normally ask for bailouts, Corigliano said, the restaurants in and around Salt Lake City are struggling and badly need government aid in order to pull through the pandemic. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Some Utah businesses rail against governor’s mandate for employee masks," 14 Nov. 2020 The lag bolts are of an insufficient size and may pull through the floor, causing the floor to separate from the frame of the trailer. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pull through

1852, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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26 Feb 2021

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“Pull through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20through. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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