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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome through
he/she/itcomes through
present participlecoming through
past tensecame through
past participlecome through
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  1. 1
    [transitive]come through something to be still alive, working, or making progress after a difficult or dangerous experience
    It’s been a very upsetting time but we’ve come through it together.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if something such as a signal or a message comes through, you receive it
    The call to the police came through at 5.40 pm.
    1. a.
      if a document that you are expecting comes through, it is sent to you
      The job offer still hasn’t come through.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a feeling or quality that someone or something has comes through, it can be clearly understood or seen
    Her disbelief comes through in the questions she asks.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] informal to do something that you have agreed or promised to do
    The team came through when it mattered.
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