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English verb: pull off

1. pull off (contact) pull or pull out sharply


SamplesPluck the flowers off the bush.


Synonymspick off, pluck, tweak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)tweeze


Verb groupdraw away, draw off, pull off

2. pull off (social) cause to withdraw


SamplesWe pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)remove

3. pull off (social) be successful; achieve a goal


SamplesShe 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.


Synonymsbring off, carry off, manage, negociate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Antonymsfail

4. pull off (contact) remove by drawing or pulling


SamplesShe placed the tray down and drew off the cloth.
Draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese.


Synonymsdraw away, draw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Verb grouppick off, pluck, pull off, tweak









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