carry through(redirected from carry one through)
carry someone or something through something
to lift up and move someone or something through something. We will have to carry him through the crowd to the ambulance. Jane carried the groceries through the doorway.
carry someone through (something)
to sustain someone (as someone's expenses or needs) during something. Can this amount carry you through the week? Yes, this will carry me through.
(on something) Go to follow through (on something).
carry somebody through (something)
to help someone continue to exist in a difficult situation People stocked up on food, fuel, and candles to carry them through the storm. She puts her trust in God and believes He will carry her through.
carry through somethingalso carry something through
to complete something successfully We'll need a qualified and experienced planner to carry through the study.
Usage notes: often used in the form carry through with something or carry through on something: I think they lack the will to carry through with their attack. She felt no need to carry through on what she signed up for.
1. Continue with or persevere to the end, as in She carried the project through despite being ill. Shakespeare used this idiom in king Lear (1:4): "My good intent may carry through itself." [c. 1600]
2. Survive or persist, as in His excellent technique carries through all his work.
3. Also, carry one through. Enable to endure; sustain. For example, His faith helped carry him through this last ordeal . [Mid-1700s]
1. To bring something to completion; accomplish something: Although at times it seemed as though we'd never finish, we carried the project through by the deadline.
2. To survive; persist: Some traditions have carried through over the centuries.
3. To enable someone to endure; sustain someone: Their strong faith carried them through the horrible ordeal.