bring off


bring off
verb
be successful; achieve a goal
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She succeeded in persuading us all

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I managed to carry the box upstairs

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She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it

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The pianist negociated the difficult runs

Syn: ↑pull off, ↑negociate, ↑carry off, ↑manage
Ant: ↑fail (for: ↑manage)
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s to INFINITIVE

(for: ↑manage)

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[verb]
accomplish, achieve, carry off, execute, perform, pull off, succeed

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transitive verb
1. : to cause to escape : rescue, save
2. : to achieve or carry to a successful issue especially somewhat against expectations

the author has brought off a tricky tour de force

bring off a significant success in his field

3. : hatch

brought off a brood of young

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bring off
1. To bring away, eg by a boat from a ship
2. To rescue
3. To achieve, bring to a successful conclusion
4. To induce an orgasm in (vulgar sl)
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Main Entry:bring

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ˌbring ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bring off he/she/it brings off present participle bringing off past tense brought off past participle brought off] phrasal verb
to succeed in doing something difficult

If they can bring off the deal, they’ll be able to retire.

The concerto is a huge challenge but she brought it off magnificently.

Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym
Main entry: bring

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bring off [phrasal verb]
bring (something) off also bring off (something) : to do (something difficult) : to achieve or accomplish (something)

It's a challenging role. She's the only actress I know with enough talent to bring it off.

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Main Entry:bring

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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