pull through - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theypull through
he/she/itpulls through
present participlepulling through
past tensepulled through
past participlepulled through
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to manage to stay alive after you have been very ill or very badly injured

    Don’t worry, your dad’s going to pull through.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to succeed in a very difficult situation, or to help someone to do this

    He said the support of his fans had pulled him through.

See also main entry: pull