Definition of Pull through

1. Verb. Continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.). "The business is going to pull through "; "He survived the cancer against all odds"

Exact synonyms: Come Through, Make It, Pull Round, Survive
Entails: Convalesce, Recover, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome
Antonyms: Succumb
Derivative terms: Survival, Survivor

2. Verb. Bring into safety. "They pull through him from writing the letter"; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
Exact synonyms: Bring Through, Carry Through, Save
Specialized synonyms: Deliver, Rescue
Derivative terms: Savior

Definition of Pull through

1. Noun. A length of cord about a metre long with a narrow cylindrical weight at one end and loops at the other. Used for cleaning rifle barrels, by ''pulling through'' a piece of cloth. ¹

2. Verb. to come through pain and trouble through perseverance ¹

3. Verb. to clean the barrel of a firearm using a ''pull through'' ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull Through

pull strings
pull teeth
pull the fat out of the fire
pull the fire alarm
pull the leg of
pull the other leg
pull the other one, it's got bells on
pull the plug
pull the reins in on someone
pull the reins in on something
pull the rug out from under someone
pull the string
pull the trigger
pull the wool over somebody's eyes
pull the wool over someone's eyes
pull through (current term)
pull together
pull up
pull up a pew
pull up short
pull up stakes
pull up stumps
pull wires

Literary usage of Pull through

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The upward forces of buoyancy may also be regarded as concentrated into a single upward pull through an imaginary point called the ..."

2. The French Revolution by Justin Huntly McCarthy (1890)
""HOW WILL BERRY pull through?" His Well-beloved Majesty Louis XV. had a certain sardonic humor of his own. His phrase about the Deluge was the epigrammatic ..."

3. Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold-fields: A Thrilling Narrative of by William B. Haskell (1898)
"... The Scarcity of Supplies—A Restaurant Price List — A Fresh Supply of Caribou Meat — Curtailing the Work on the Mines—Those Left pull through. ..."

4. King's Complete History of the World War ...: 1914-1918. Europe's War with by William C. King (1922)
"... they had been swept by a British barrage, and subjected to constant shelling of the German guns, but somehow had managed to pull through, ..."

5. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... pull through heavy roads that would not otherwise be possible. The usual practice is to pro- ..."

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