bring off


brought off; bringing off; brings off

transitive verb

: to cause to escape : rescue
: to carry to a successful conclusion : achieve, accomplish

Examples of bring off in a Sentence

the cast and crew were able to bring off an eccentric but engaging reinterpretation of King Lear had it been alerted in time, a nearby ship might have been able to bring off all of the passengers from the Titanic
Recent Examples on the Web Jackson told the unidentified trooper after he was brought off the ground, according to the 31 minutes of footage released Monday under an open records request by The Texas Tribune. Peter Weber, The Week, 15 Aug. 2023 Basich checks back in as Arrowhead reclaims some momentum Tripp Walsh, one of two 6-6 players that Arrowhead brings off the bench, gets a breakaway basket to stem the tide after Neenah went on a 5-0 run to get back within a basket. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2023 The youngster was clearly frustrated when brought off by his coach near the end, and explained his reaction. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Attempts to bring off-reservation gambling to the area date back to the 1990s. Cary Spivak, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2022 The extended, multipartite Schumann Humoreske is a hard piece to bring off, and Shin’s alternations between dizzying tempos and self-conscious artiness in more introspective sections didn’t convince me. Dallas News, 13 June 2022 Cold, dry air mixing with the relatively warmer water of Lake Michigan is expected to bring off-and-on snow on Friday. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Jan. 2022 Slapstick comedy and supernatural terror are a hard combination to bring off. Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2021 Payton Pritchard and, recently, Aaron Nesmith have proven to be quality players, but on too many nights Stevens was devoid of talent to bring off the bench., 15 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bring off was in 1606

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“Bring off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

bring off

: to bring to a successful conclusion
I knew you could bring it off
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