come through


come through
verb
1. penetrate (Freq. 6)
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The sun broke through the clouds

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The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft

Syn: ↑break through
Derivationally related forms: ↑breakthrough (for: ↑break through)
Hypernyms: ↑appear
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

2. succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems (Freq. 1)
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We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister

Syn: ↑get through
Hypernyms: ↑reach, ↑make, ↑attain, ↑hit, ↑arrive at, ↑gain
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

3. continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
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He survived the cancer against all odds

Syn: ↑survive, ↑pull through, ↑pull round, ↑make it
Ant: ↑succumb (for: ↑survive)
Derivationally related forms: ↑survivor (for: ↑survive), ↑survival (for: ↑survive)
Hypernyms: ↑get the better of, ↑overcome, ↑defeat
Entailment: ↑recuperate, ↑recover, ↑convalesce
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑survive)
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The business is going to come through

4. attain success or reach a desired goal
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The enterprise succeeded

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We succeeded in getting tickets to the show

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she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

Ant: ↑fail (for: ↑succeed)
Derivationally related forms: ↑winner (for: ↑win), ↑succeeder (for: ↑succeed)
Hyponyms:
hit, ↑pull off, ↑negociate, ↑bring off, ↑carry off, ↑manage, ↑pass, ↑clear, ↑luck out, ↑hit the jackpot, ↑nail down, ↑nail, ↑peg, ↑make it, ↑run, ↑work, ↑act, ↑pan out, ↑achieve, ↑accomplish, ↑attain, ↑reach, ↑arrive, ↑get in, ↑go far
Entailment: ↑try, ↑seek, ↑attempt, ↑essay, ↑assay
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s to INFINITIVE

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The business is going to come through


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • come through — {v.}, {informal} To be equal to a demand; meet trouble or a sudden need with success; satisfy a need. * /When the baseball team needed a hit, Willie came through with a double./ * /John needed money for college and his father came through./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come through — {v.}, {informal} To be equal to a demand; meet trouble or a sudden need with success; satisfy a need. * /When the baseball team needed a hit, Willie came through with a double./ * /John needed money for college and his father came through./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come through — [v1] accomplish goal achieve, be successful, be victorious, carry out, chip in, contribute, kick in, pitch in, prevail, score, succeed, triumph, win; concept 706 Ant. fail come through [v2] survive bad situation endure, live through, persist,… …   New thesaurus

  • come through — index succeed (attain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • come through — Synonyms and related words: achieve success, advance, arrive, be a success, be glimpsed, be safe, be so, be such, beat the game, beat the system, break through, bring about, bring off, bring to effect, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into …   Moby Thesaurus

  • come through — phrasal verb Word forms come through : present tense I/you/we/they come through he/she/it comes through present participle coming through past tense came through past participle come through 1) come through something [transitive] to be still… …   English dictionary

  • come through — 1) PHRASAL VERB: no passive To come through a dangerous or difficult situation means to survive it and recover from it. [V P n] The city had faced racial crisis and come through it... [V P n] He s too old to come through a fall like that. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • come through — UK US come through Phrasal Verb with come({{}}/kʌm/ verb ► [I] to do something that you have agreed to do or been asked to do: come through with sth »He s still hoping the bank will come through with a loan …   Financial and business terms

  • come through — v. (D; intr.) to come through with ( to provide ) (he finally came through with the money) * * * [ kʌm θruː] (D; intr.) to come through with (he finally came through with the money; to provide ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • come through — phr verb Come through is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑divorce, ↑news, ↑talent, ↑tooth, ↑tornado Come through is used with these nouns as the object: ↑experience, ↑operation …   Collocations dictionary


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