Definition of Pull Off in English :

Define Pull Off in English

Pull Off meaning in English

Meaning of Pull Off in English

Pronunciation of Pull Off in English

Pull Off pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pull Off in English

Pull Off

see synonyms of pull off

1. pick off, pluck, pull off, tweak

pull or pull out sharply

Example Sentences:
'pluck the flowers off the bush'

2. pull off

cause to withdraw

Example Sentences:
'We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged'

3. bring off, carry off, manage, negociate, pull off

be successful; achieve a goal

Example Sentences:
'She succeeded in persuading us all'
'I managed to carry the box upstairs'
'She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it'
'The pianist negociated the difficult runs'

4. draw away, draw off, pull off

remove by drawing or pulling

Example Sentences:
'She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth'
'draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University

Pull Off

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verb (transitive)
to remove (clothing) forcefully
2. (adverb)
to succeed in performing (a difficult feat)
3. (intransitive)
(of a motor vehicle, driver, etc) to move to the side of the road and stop
4. (intransitive)
(of a motor vehicle, driver, etc) to start to move
another name for lay-by (sense 1)

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Pull Off

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to bring about, accomplish, or perform

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Pull Off

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v. pulled, pull·ing, pulls
1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force: pulled her chair up to the table; pulled the wagon down the street.
2. To remove from a fixed position; extract: The dentist pulled the tooth.
3. To tug at; jerk or tweak: I pulled the lever until it broke.
4. To rip or tear; rend: The dog pulled the toy to pieces.
5. To stretch (taffy, for example) repeatedly.
6. To strain (a muscle, for example) injuriously.
7. Informal To attract; draw: a performer who pulls large crowds.
8. Slang To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use: pull a gun; pulled a knife on me.
9. Informal To remove: pulled the car's engine; pulled the tainted meat product from the stores.
10. Sports To hit (a ball) so that it moves in the direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
11. Nautical
a. To operate (an oar) in rowing.
b. To transport or propel by rowing.
c. To be rowed by: That boat pulls six oars.
12. To rein in (a horse) to keep it from winning a race.
13. Printing To produce (a print or an impression) from type.
1. To exert force in moving something toward the source of the force: Pull harder and the window will open.
a. To move in a certain direction or toward a certain goal: pulled into the driveway; pulled even with the race leader.
b. To gain a position closer to an objective: Our team has pulled within three points of the league leader.
3. To drink or inhale deeply: pulled on the cold beer with gusto; pull on a cigarette.
4. Nautical To row a boat.
5. Informal To express or feel great sympathy or empathy: We're pulling for our new president.
1. The act or process of pulling: gave the drawer a pull.
2. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling: How much pull does this tugboat have?
3. A sustained effort: a long pull across the mountains.
4. Something, such as a knob on a drawer, that is used for pulling.
5. A deep inhalation or draft, as on a cigarette or of a beverage.
6. Slang A means of gaining special advantage; influence: The lobbyist has pull with the senator.
7. Informal The ability to draw or attract; appeal: a star with pull at the box office.

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