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 Cristian Camas is one of many examples of a patient pulling through. Gilad Thaler, CBS News, "Inside the "Red Zone" of a New York hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic," 12 May 2020 Switzerland's Climeworks, for example, employs a reusable membrane to capture CO2 pulled through machinery by fans. Dina Bass, Bloomberg.com, "Microsoft to Invest $1 Billion in Carbon-Reduction Technology," 8 May 2020 Tie a small rag to one end (or make one out of paracord strands), drop the other end down the breech and through the muzzle, and pull through. The Editors, Field & Stream, "5 Reasons to Keep Paracord in Your Vehicle," 14 Apr. 2020 Take a quarter-inch-wide section of hair, clamp the flat iron at the root, pause for a moment, then pull through to the ends in one motion. Crystal Martin, New York Times, "How to Care for Your Relaxed Hair at Home," 11 Apr. 2020 Today, the family is celebrating Gibbons’ actions and praying the 57-year-old pulls through. Lillian Reed, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore man who ran into burning Patterson Park home to rescue neighbor is in critical condition," 24 Sep. 2019 Next year, the world is going to be looking to have some form of celebration showing that the world has pulled through this. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: If Olympics are to be held in 2021, organizers need every day to pull them off," 30 Mar. 2020 Most of the industry should pull through if the situation lasts one or two quarters. The Economist, "Grounded The impact of covid-19 on airlines," 15 Mar. 2020 Cars will pull through the long driveway under the covered entrance to order or to pick up food that’s been ordered ahead. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "Seattle Fine Dining Icon Canlis Shifts to Drive-Thru and Delivery Amid Coronavirus Concerns," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pull through

1852, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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26 May 2020

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“Pull through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20through. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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