ˌpull sth ˈoff

ˌpull sth ˈoff
phrasal verb
to succeed in doing something that is difficult
Hanley pulled off a surprise victory in the semi-final.[/ex]
They nearly managed to get the loan but just failed to pull it off.[/ex]

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  • pull sth off — UK US pull sth off Phrasal Verb with pull({{}}/pʊl/ verb [T] ► to manage to do something difficult: pull off a feat/miracle/deal »It takes skilled negotiators to pull off a deal like that. »It s an ambitious plan, so let s see if we can really… …   Financial and business terms

  • pull something off — ACHIEVE, fulfil, succeed in, accomplish, bring off, carry off, perform, discharge, complete, clinch, fix, effect, engineer. → pull * * * informal succeed in achieving or winning something difficult he pulled off a brilliant first round win * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull — 1 /pUl/ verb 1 MOVE STH TOWARDS YOU (I, T) to use your hands to make something move towards you or in the direction that you are moving: Help me move the piano; you push and I ll pull. | pull sth: I pulled the handle and it just snapped off! |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pull*/*/*/ — [pʊl] verb I 1) [I/T] to move someone or something towards you using your hands Ant: push The little girl pulled gently at my sleeve.[/ex] I climbed into bed and pulled the duvet over my head.[/ex] A lifeguard had to pull her out of the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • pull — pull1 W1S1 [pul] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move something towards you)¦ 2¦(remove)¦ 3¦(make something follow you)¦ 4¦(take something out)¦ 5¦(clothing)¦ 6¦(move your body)¦ 7¦(muscle)¦ 8 pull strings 9 pull the/somebody s strings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pull — Used in the context of general equities. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary See: cancel. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * pull pull [pʊl] verb pull in phrasal verb [transitive] 1. pull something → in informal to earn a large amount of money …   Financial and business terms

  • pull off — verb 1. pull or pull out sharply (Freq. 2) pluck the flowers off the bush • Syn: ↑pluck, ↑tweak, ↑pick off • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweak (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull off something — ˌpull ˈoff | ˌpull ˈoff sth derived (of a vehicle or its driver) to leave the road in order to stop for a short time Main entry: ↑pullderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act of pulling ADJECTIVE ▪ sharp ▪ strong ▪ gentle, slight ▪ downward ▪ gravitati …   Collocations dictionary

  • pull over — verb steer a vehicle to the side of the road The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed • Hypernyms: ↑steer, ↑maneuver, ↑manoeuver, ↑manoeuvre, ↑direct, ↑point, ↑head, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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