bring off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bring off be successful; achieve a goal "She succeeded in persuading us all","I managed to carry the box upstairs","She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it","The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In some chuch in South Carolina, every man must bring a rifle to church on Sunday to ward off Indian attacks.
    • Bring off to bring away, as by a boat from a ship, to rescue
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Quotations

  • J. Paul Getty
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    “Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bringan, to carry, to bring; allied perh. to Bear.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Smithers promised to bring them in that afternoon, and they went off to wait until then with what patience they could muster.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
And, hark'ee, boy, bring off my shirt and boots.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
Phoebe hurried off to obey, and soon returned, bringing a delicate little breakfast served on a tray.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
What business has he to be bringing you roses, and making up parties to take you off on private cars?
"Clover" by Susan Coolidge
The Turks signalled us to bring them off, and then they never fired or abused the white flag.
"Five Months at Anzac" by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
He'll surely bring the darlin' young girl off, an' destroy her.
"Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Be off, now, lose no time, and bring me her answer if she sends any.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
That will bring the line around my ship and pull her off.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
Shall I bring off anything?
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Tonio overhears the mutual vows of Nedda and her lover, and bent upon vengeance, hurries off to bring the unsuspecting Canio upon the scene.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
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In poetry:

Facts on that far-off glacier
are few and hard to obtain.
I doubt that the Danes will bring us
data a bit germane.
"Eagle Mountain Glacier" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Untie these bands from off my hands,
And bring me to my sword;
And there's no a man in all Scotland
But I'll brave him at a word.
Sae rantingly, &c.
"M'Pherson's Rant" by Robert Burns
Bold heart! he knows in his own way
What that sweet touch of sunshine brings
From far-off fields the summer day
Whose light is that to which he sings.
"The Caged Lark" by Alexander Anderson
Yet thought need not roam
Far off to bring you home.
The sky is our wild mind,
Your roots are round our spirits twined,
To ours are your hearts caught.
"Memorial" by John Freeman
I travelled across far-off lands and seas
seeking some remedy for life, some cure;
but daring deeds do not bring happiness
to one who, finally, has no desire.
"For Pero Moniz, Who Died At Sea Near Mount Felix" by Luis Vaz de Camoes
Oh! bring it, and sing it -- its notes are tears;
Its octaves, the octaves of grief;
Who knows but its tones in the far-off years
May bring to the lone heart relief?
"A Song" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Every off-season, Larry Fitzgerald travels the world and brings home a little excess baggage.
Exile did their job of bringing back memories when they kicked off their set with a 1986 hit called "Super Love" and 1984's "Give Me One More Chance.
Several teams showed off new motor home s in Spain last weekend, including Virgin Racing and Lotus, with Force India deciding to wait until Turkey to bring its new structure for the first time.
Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr brings the ball up court during the first half of the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game against Kansas State.
Now Fatel's journey brings him to the Off the Hook Comedy Club, where he will perform Thursday through Sunday.
New York's counties are making a push to get Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to let them off the hook for some mandates that they say are bringing some to the brink of bankruptcy.
Way, Way Off Broadway brings you its 'Favorite Things'.
KUT's O'Dark 30 is fresh off the Membership Drive and ready to bring you the very best from the world of independent radio production this weekend.
Which brings me to another "GCB" plus: A strong cast that manages to pull off over-the-top lines and wicked double-entendres that would have withered on the tongues of lesser talents.
In the name of instant shopping gratification, BAZAAR editors are bringing you our latest obsessions hot off the rack.
Is an employer better off trying to recruit workers at the orchard or bringing in guest workers through the federal H-2A program.
Most important, she brings a passion for soccer that she hopes will rub off on her players.
How Spinning Off Retail Could Bring Joy to Shareholders.
Sea Tow brings in the remains of the Stinson 108 that crashed off the Portland Head Light.
Multi-Platinum Act Lostprophets return with their 5th studio release, Weapons, and lead off with the heavy hitting single "Bring 'Em Down".
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In science:

Then, we use an ´etale pullback to split off an abelian factor, thereby bringing the intersection number (34) in the form predicted by (33).
The Verlinde bundles and the semihomogeneous Wirtinger duality
Dissipative spin-tunneling transitions at biased resonances in molecular magnets such as Mn12 Ac are controlled by the dipolar field that can bring the system on and off resonance.
Fronts of spin tunneling in molecular magnets
Applying these techniques to matrix representations of more general D-brane configurations, we find that blocking up averages over far-off-diagonal matrix elements and brings them in towards the diagonal, so that the matrices become “less off-diagonal” under this process.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
One would further guess that blocking up in this fashion would average far-off-diagonal modes and bring them in, towards the diagonal.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
It thus appears pictorially that blocking up tends to average over far-off-diagonal modes and bring them in towards the diagonal and stop at order {O1}.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
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