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Meaning of PULL OFF

Pronunciation:  pûl of

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily; "in England they call a rest area a lay-by"
  2. [v]  cause to withdraw; "We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged"
  3. [v]  pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
  4. [v]  remove by drawing or pulling; "She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth"; "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"
  5. [v]  be successful; achieve a goal; "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"
 
 Synonyms: bring off, carry off, layby, lay-by, manage, negociate, pick off, pluck, rest area, rest stop, tweak
 
 Antonyms: fail
 
 See Also: area, come through, draw, force, pull, remove, remove, succeed, take, take away, tweeze, win, withdraw

 

 

 

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