carry through


verb (tr, adverb)

to bring to completion
to enable to endure (hardship, trouble, etc); support

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Idioms and Phrases with carry through

carry through

1

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]

2

Survive or persist, as in His excellent technique carries through all his work.

3

Also, carry one through. Enable to endure; sustain. For example, His faith helped carry him through this last ordeal. [Mid-1700s]

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