carry through

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carry through (third-person singular simple present carries through, present participle carrying through, simple past and past participle carried through)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To manage to execute; to perform successfully, all the way to the end.
    • 2006, Michael Bodin, Primer of Relativity: A Student's Introduction, page 66:
      He was clearly dealing with extremely small quantities, and considering the clumsy structure of telescopes then in use, it is surprising he managed to carry through the procedure at all. Nevertheless, he obtained a remarkably good value []
  2. To persist or continue
    The officers carried through despite the difficult conditions.

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