pull a vanishing act

Definition of pull a vanishing act

informal

  1. :  to go somewhere out of sight :  to disappear He pulled a vanishing act when the check for the meal arrived.

Word by Word Definitions

pullplay
  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

vanishplay vanishing
  1. :  to pass quickly from sight :  disappear

    :  to pass completely from existence

    :  to assume the value zero

  1. :  the doing of a thing :  deed

    :  something done voluntarily

    :  the process of doing something :  action

  1. :  to take action :  move

    :  to conduct oneself :  behave

    :  to perform on the stage

  1. : active

    : actor

    : actual


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