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View synonyms for bring off

bring off

verb

  1. to succeed in achieving (something), esp with difficulty or contrary to expectations

    he managed to bring off the deal

  2. slang.
    to cause to have an orgasm


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Usage

The second sense of this word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use

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Idioms and Phrases

Accomplish, achieve successfully, as in We managed to bring off a wonderful performance . [Early 1900s]

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