bring off

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bring off (third-person singular simple present brings off, present participle bringing off, simple past and past participle brought off)

  1. To succeed in doing something considered to be very difficult.
    I don't know how, but he managed to bring off the Acme Foods deal.
  2. (archaic) To rescue; to liberate.
    • 1606 William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida 5.6.25:
      I'll be ta'en too, Or bring him off.
  3. To bring away from; to bring by boat from a ship, a wreck, the shore, etc.
  4. (obsolete) To prove; to demonstrate; to show clearly.

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