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coming through

[ kuhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF coming through
  • verbaccomplish goal
  • verbsurvive bad situation

Synonyms for coming through

  • pitch in
  • prevail
  • succeed
  • achieve
  • be successful
  • be victorious
  • carry out
  • chip in
  • contribute
  • kick in
  • score
  • triumph
  • win
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Antonyms for coming through

  • fail
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMING THROUGH

The first light of the Christmas morning was coming through the windows.

Since we've been coming through the mountains he and his band have picked off a lot of our men.

I felt it distinctly as I was coming through the Berkshires.

Her lips were set, and her breath was coming through them in gusts.

A thought came: why not catch the bullets that were coming through the roof?

A shaft of moonlight was coming through the hole in the window.

I went and saw my sister yesterday, when I was coming through London.

"Somebody is coming through now," said the scout, as he listened.

So I followed up the mark and just caught up on her coming through the gate.

Simply by watching him, we can see that some one is coming through the dark.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMING THROUGH

loyal

adjectivefaithful, dependable
  • allegiant
  • ardent
  • attached
  • behind one
  • believing
  • coming through
  • constant
  • devoted
  • dutiful
  • dyed-in-the-wool
  • firm
  • on one's side
  • patriotic
  • resolute
  • staunch
  • steadfast
  • steady
  • tried-and-true
  • true
  • true-blue
  • trustworthy
  • trusty
  • unfailing
  • unswerving
  • unwavering
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