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pull punches
pull rank
pull round
pull someone's leg
pull stakes
pull strings
pull tab
pull the leg of
pull the plug
pull the rug from under
pull the string
pull the trigger
pull the wool over eyes
pull the wool over one's eyes
pull the wool over someone's eyes
pull together
pull up
pull up by bootstraps
pull up short
pull up stakes
pull weight
pull wires
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pull through definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.); "He survived the cancer against all odds" [syn: survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it] [ant: succumb, yield]
2: bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack" [syn: save, carry through, pull through, bring through]

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1852 intransitive verb to survive a dangerous or difficult situation transitive verb to help survive a dangerous or difficult situation

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If someone with a serious illness or someone in a very difficult situation pulls through, they recover. Everyone was very concerned whether he would pull through or not... It is only our determination to fight that has pulled us through. ...ways of helping Russia pull through its upheavals. PHRASAL VERB: V P, V n P, V P n

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