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1. [for someone] to do what one is expected to do, especially under difficult conditions. You can depend on Jane. She'll always come through. Tom came through at the last minute with everything we needed.
2. [for something] to be approved; [for something] to gain approval. Our mortgage loan approval finally came through! Your papers came through, and you can be sure that the matter has been taken care of.
3. Go to come through (for someone or something).
4. Go to come through something.
5. Go to come through (with something).
(for someone or something) Fig. to produce or perform as promised for someone or a group. You knewlwould come through for you, didn't you? The team came through for its loyal fans again.
come through somethingand come through
Fig. to pass through something. Please come through the entrance slowly. Please chain the gate up again when you come through.
come through something (with flying colors)
Fig. to survive something quite well. (See also with flying colors. Colors here refers originally to flags.) Todd came through the test with flying colors. Mr. Franklin came through the operation with flying colors.
come through (with something)
to produce or deliver something as promised. Finally, Bob came through with the money he had promised. I knew he would come through.
1. Also, come through with. Do what is required or anticipated; succeed. For example, My parents really came through for me when I needed help, or He came through with flying colors. [Late 1800s]
2. Become manifested or be communicated, as in He tried to keep a straight face but his true feelings came through nevertheless. [Mid-1900s]
3. Be approved, as in If the second mortgage comes through, we can afford to redecorate.
1. To arrive or approach by entering and crossing something; pass through the middle of something: We came through Albany. A cold front came through last night.
2. To do what is required or anticipated: Whenever I ask for help, my friends come through for me.
3. To become clear or manifest: The parents' tenderness comes through in their facial expressions.
4. To communicate clearly: The radio signal is not coming through. Am I coming through to you?