Definition of see something through in US English:

see something through

phrasal verb

  • Persist with an undertaking until it is completed.

    • ‘In the coming months, he will have to retain the support of the main sporting organisations if he is to follow orders and see the task through.’
    • ‘We're going to accept the risks, and we're going to see it through until the job is done.’
    • ‘It's a time to be staying there and seeing it through.’
    • ‘Bush, he said, deserves the admiration of Americans for being willing to undertake the mission and see it through to the end.’
    • ‘She has stayed on longer than planned to see the club through its move to the new facilities.’
    • ‘Investors should also stay patient and see their scheme through to maturity to avoid heavy withdrawal penalties.’
    • ‘The rest would stay on to see the factory through to its closure in the second half of 2005.’
    • ‘But the Dumbarton MSP will probably have to stay in place to see the campaign through.’
    • ‘They know that we must see this thing through, until we have a reliable guarantee up to 2010 and beyond.’
    • ‘Dutiful as ever, he will remain at Carlton until January to see the deal through.’
    bring to completion, continue to the end, bring to a finish
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