Also: pull round to survive or recover or cause to survive or recover, esp after a serious illness or crisis
a weighted cord with a piece of cloth at the end used to clean the bore of a firearm
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How to use pull through in a sentence
Many of my favorite survivors in fiction show that it may not be the most muscled, macho or mighty people who pull through.Book Bag: How to Survive—Five Stories About Unlikely Survivors | Claire Cameron | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reports say she's made it through surgery and is expected to pull through.
To pull through such a siege, the old settlers usually did much better than the new.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
All intact, so far as I can see, and I fancy he'd pull through a good deal more than has happened to him.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
I dont believe in the transmigration of souls; I dont want to come back and pull through another miserable existence.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
Other Idioms and Phrases with pull through
Survive a difficult situation or illness, as in We've had to declare bankruptcy, but I'm sure we'll pull through. [Mid-1800s]
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