come through

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English com thurgh, a separable prefix form of inseparable prefix Middle English thurghcomen, equivalent to come +‎ through.

Verb[edit]

come through (third-person singular simple present comes through, present participle coming through, simple past came through, past participle come through)

  1. (idiomatic) To survive, to endure.
    He came through the surgery ok.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To succeed.
    The team came through in the end and won the pennant.
  3. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) Not to let somebody down, keep one's promise.
    She really came through for us when the project was in trouble.