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pull through

Meaning: to recover from a serious illness or injury

Synonym: survive

For example:

  • pull through Without the wonderful care she received from the nurses, I don't think my grandmother would have pulled through.

  • pull sb through I knew the doctors would do everything they could to help pull him through.

Quick Quiz:

If our sick grandpa pulls through, we'll organize
  1. a quiet funeral
  2. a big party
  3. a memorial service

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