Synonyms for come through

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COME THROUGH

She had come through so much that every nerve was crying in passionate protest.

Still, we have come through some storms, so let us hope for the best.

Thus, had he come through the hours, to the day when the fifty-two heads were to fall.

At the best, victory can only come through much bloodshed and danger.

And all this had to come through their defenseless interpreter—me.

If I come through, perhaps I can make a fresh start somewhere.

I've come through that, an' all the stink of it; I've come through sorrer.

He looked backward from the heights above the tangle after they had come through it.

Where was the letter found—the one that did not come through the mails?

"To hell with the plane, if you come through with yourself and those men," said the pilot.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").

The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.

Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.

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