HyperDic: pull_off

English > 4 senses of the expression pull off:
VERBcontactpull off, pluck, tweak, pick offpull or pull out sharply
socialpull offcause to withdraw
socialpull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, managebe successful
contactpull off, draw off, draw awayremove by drawing or pulling
English > pull off: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPull or pull out sharply.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymspluck, tweak, pick off
Entailed byharpPlay the harp
Narrowertweezepluck with tweezers
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
See alsopullcause to move by pulling
Similar todraw off, draw away, pull offRemove by drawing or pulling
Spanisharrancar, desplumar, jalar, pelar, pelliscar, sacar
Catalanarrancar, arrencar, pelar, plomar
English > pull off: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningCause to withdraw.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
BroaderremoveRemove from a position or an office
English > pull off: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBe successful; achieve a goal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsnegociate, bring off, carry off, manage
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
OppositefailBe unable
Spanishconseguir, lograr
English > pull off: 4 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningRemove by drawing or pulling.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdraw off, draw away
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar topluck, tweak, pull off, pick offPull or pull out sharply

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