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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









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