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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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 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

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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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