English dictionary

Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

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


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

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk