carry through

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to bring to completion

  2. to enable to endure (hardship, trouble, etc); support

Words Nearby carry through

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How to use carry through in a sentence

  • Do not attempt more than you are sure of your ability to carry through well.

    Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
  • All that one cares to carry through the winter is the root of the plant.

    Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
  • He had hoped to carry through this scene without the actual disclosure of the confession.

    The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
  • The next task of the Government was to carry through in earnest the building of the railway to the Pacific.

    The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton

Other Idioms and Phrases with carry through

carry through

Continue with or persevere to the end, as in She carried the project through despite being ill. Shakespeare used this idiom in king Lear (1:4): “My good intent may carry through itself.” [c. 1600]

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