English dictionary

Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English verb: come through

1. come through (change) penetrate

SamplesThe sun broke through the clouds.
The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft.

Synonymsbreak through

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)appear

2. come through (motion) succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems

SamplesWe finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister.

Synonymsget through

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

3. come through (stative) continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)

SamplesHe survived the cancer against all odds.

ExamplesThe business is going to come through

Synonymsmake it, pull round, pull through, survive

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome

Entailconvalesce, recover, recuperate

Antonymssuccumb, yield

4. come through (social) attain success or reach a desired goal

SamplesThe enterprise succeeded.
We succeeded in getting tickets to the show.
She struggled to overcome her handicap and won.

ExamplesThe business is going to come through

Synonymsbring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, win

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)accomplish, achieve, act, arrive, attain, bring off, carry off, clear, get in, go far, hit, hit the jackpot, luck out, make it, make it, manage, nail, nail down, negociate, pan out, pass, pass, peg, pull off, reach, run, work

Entailassay, attempt, essay, seek, try

Antonymsgo wrong, miscarry, fail

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2020 onlineordbog.dk