pull through

pull through
1. bring into safety

We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

Syn: ↑save, ↑carry through, ↑bring through
Derivationally related forms: ↑savior (for: ↑save)
Hyponyms: ↑rescue, ↑deliver
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody

2. continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

He survived the cancer against all odds

Syn: ↑survive, ↑pull round, ↑come through, ↑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:

Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑survive)

The business is going to pull through

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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