Definition of Come through

1. Verb. Penetrate. "The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft"

Exact synonyms: Break Through
Generic synonyms: Appear
Derivative terms: Breakthrough

2. Verb. Succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems. "We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"
Exact synonyms: Get Through
Generic synonyms: Arrive At, Attain, Gain, Hit, Make, Reach

3. Verb. Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.). "The business is going to come through "; "He survived the cancer against all odds"
Exact synonyms: Make It, Pull Round, Pull Through, Survive
Entails: Convalesce, Recover, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome
Antonyms: Succumb
Derivative terms: Survival, Survivor

4. Verb. Attain success or reach a desired goal. "The business is going to come through "; "She struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

Definition of Come through

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To survive, to endure. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To succeed. ¹

3. Verb. (''with an object preceded by the preposition'' for) Not to let somebody down, keep one's promise. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Through

come out in the wash
come out of one's shell
come out of the woodwork
come out smelling like a rose
come out smelling of roses
come out swinging
come out with
come over
come round
come short
come stà
come the acid
come the raw prawn
come thick and fast
come through (current term)
come to
come to Jesus
come to a close
come to a head
come to an end
come to blows
come to grief
come to grips
come to grips with
come to hand
come to life
come to light
come to mention it
come to mind

Literary usage of Come through

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"come through the heather, around him gather, Ye're a' the welcomer early; ... come through the heather, etc. There's ne'er a lass in a' the Ian' But vows ..."

2. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"CHAPTER XX. General Lee in Richmond: beard white.—First proposition to trade cotton to the enemy.—Secretary in favor of it.—All the letters come through my ..."

3. The Scottish Songs by Robert Chambers (1829)
"come through the heather, around him gather, Come Ronald, come Donald, ... come through the heather, &c. Then here's a health to Charlie's cause, ..."

4. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Good Treatment Can Only come through Understanding and Following Up. § 123. Our Fundamental Ideas of Treatment are Derived from Observations. ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
""Why could harm come through investigation to the Republican party? Because he knew, and knows now, as the country knows, that these calumnies against the ..."

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