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 After three days and three nights in the hospital, Medina pulled through. Sophia Jones, Marie Claire, "In Afghanistan, Women Are Winning the Fight Against Virginity Testing," 30 Oct. 2019 Max pulled through that surgery, but his condition continued to worsen. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "3 adoption promises, no children: How Paul Petersen let down a Utah family," 27 Oct. 2019 There was unity from people of all backgrounds with 1 hope for Jacob to pull through. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Rising Soundcloud Artist Hella Sketchy Dies at 18: 'We Promise Your Legacy Will Live on Forever'," 28 June 2019 Squeeze your shoulder blades down and together, then pull through your arms to lower the bar to your collarbones. K. Aleisha Fetters, Outside Online, "The Beginner's Guide to Weight Lifting," 19 June 2019 Euphoria lands multiple titles on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, but it’s Big Little Lies that pulls through with the top song on the July 2019-dated tally. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "'Euphoria' Dots Top TV Songs Chart, Willie Nelson & 'Big Little Lies' Lead," 16 Aug. 2019 The Golden Knights pulled through against Damien on Friday, getting a 25-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jack Clougherty to receiver Bryson Reeves in the extra session. Glendale News-Press, "Weekly Football Previews: Glendale vs. Cap. Valley Christian; CV vs. Redondo Union; Westlake vs. St. Francis," 10 Sep. 2019 The Golden Knights pulled through against Damien on Friday, getting a 25-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jack Clougherty to receiver Bryson Reeves in the extra session. Jeff Tully, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada vs. Fillmore; St. Francis at Westlake," 10 Sep. 2019 Michigan State has a lockdown defense which will pull through, but the Spartans are a better value against the spread than on the moneyline. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Western Michigan Broncos at Michigan State Spartans odds, picks and best bets," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pull through

1852, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of pull through was in 1852

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