Definition of come through in US English:

come through

phrasal verb

  • 1Succeed in surviving or dealing with (an illness or ordeal)

    ‘she's come through the operation very well’
    • ‘They have come through the fires of war with their physical health and spirits intact.’
    • ‘But he also seemed very confident that the players he has used in the last two games have come through with flying colours.’
    • ‘Afterwards, the woman and her partner feel relief that she has come through the ordeal.’
    • ‘They are survivors who have come through a difficult situation wiser and stronger although undoubtedly sadder.’
    • ‘But they will come through this ordeal with honor and we will all be proud of them.’
    • ‘I think we can learn from this that there will be survivors who will come through all the evils of the world.’
    • ‘That win stamped him as a progressive campaigner and, although he faces his biggest test to date tomorrow, he has every chance of coming through it with flying colours.’
    • ‘The couple arrived at court together in a united front after vowing they will come through the ordeal and will put it all behind them.’
    • ‘He said the pensioner had come through her ordeal remarkably well and was unharmed, although sadder but wiser.’
    • ‘He says they are all stronger after coming through the illness and nothing can faze them.’
    survive, get through, ride out, weather, live through, pull through, outlast, outlive
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  • 2(of a message) be sent and received.

    • ‘While it may be historically inaccurate, as some are saying, and the blood and violence may be over the top, the message is coming through loud and clear.’
    • ‘The message coming through is that the public at large and businesses in particular are actually much better educated.’
    • ‘Some of these messages are coming through mysteriously truncated.’
    • ‘I wouldn't have anything to do with it if that message didn't come through.’
    • ‘It's not worth it to try to specifically decipher his incoherent ramblings, but the message comes through anyway.’
    • ‘The most striking message that comes through the polls is that most Scots expect the parliament's powers to increase in the next decade.’
    • ‘The message of religious tolerance comes through more explicitly afterward.’
    • ‘That's the message that comes through loud and clear in the Labor Department data.’
    • ‘I'm on the ennui express, heading out of the city when the message comes through.’
    • ‘This is the message that comes through so clearly, and Paul Tibbets says that he probably has a lot more in common with those Japanese men who went to war than the young Americans or Japanese.’
    1. 2.1 (of an official decree) be processed and notified.
      • ‘She's been with us since she was four months old; the official adoption comes through next week.’
      • ‘I presume that when Official Information Act requests come through they will be released according to the Act.’
      • ‘‘It will be a drug we will be looking at when it comes through the licensing process,’ said a spokeswoman for the Scottish Medicines Consortium.’
      • ‘The former boy-band star apparently wants to marry her as soon as his divorce comes through.’
      • ‘Nonetheless, when he died of a heart-attack on the day their divorce came through she remarried a week later.’
      • ‘A letter tonight declared that I am now divorced… my decree absolute has come through.’
      • ‘She remained Mrs Picasso long after the decree nisi had come through.’
      • ‘Their final decree came through in October 2002, but by January 2003 they were a couple again.’
      • ‘She went to the police the day her divorce came through.’
      • ‘Their divorce came through just weeks ago, after an eight-year separation.’