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  • v. To succeed in doing something considered to be very difficult.
  • v. To rescue; to liberate.
  • v. To bring away from; to bring by boat from a ship, a wreck, the shore, etc.
  • v. To prove; to demonstrate; to show clearly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be successful; achieve a goal


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  • Kangaroo’s sweet talk — and they’ll probably follow him if he’ll bring off a good big row, and they think he can make it all pretty afterwards.”


  • Would the Germans wheel right, to Kaluga, to bring off one more ruinous encirclement of the bedraggled armies that faced Guderian?


  • Whilst my sailors were hauling at their anchor, the sailors whose duty it was to bring off the sick, cut their anchor-ropes and the painters of their galleys, and came dashing in among our small craft, and so jammed us on all sides that we narrowly missed being swamped.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Father Alonso Gonzalez, who accompanied this expedition, found opportunity at one landing to explore a temple, and bring off some of the sacred images and gold ornaments.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The anticipated arrival of another French fleet and army obliged Clinton to evacuate Newport in October, bring off the garrisons from Stony Point and Verplanck’s Point which he had therefore refortified in vain, and concentrate his forces at New York.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The prize crew were then told to bring off the British, along with some provisions from the steamer's cargo.

    Graf Spee


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