bring off

verb

Definition of bring off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to escape :  rescue

  3. 2 :  to carry to a successful conclusion :  achieve, accomplish

Examples of bring off in a Sentence

  1. the cast and crew were able to bring off an eccentric but engaging reinterpretation of King Lear

  2. had it been alerted in time, a nearby ship might have been able to bring off all of the passengers from the Titanic

1606

First Known Use of bring off

1606



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