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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
  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.

See also main entry: come


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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