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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypull off
he/she/itpulls off
present participlepulling off
past tensepulled off
past participlepulled off
  1. 1
    to succeed in doing something that is difficult

    Hanley pulled off a surprise victory in the semi-final.

    pull it off (=to succeed at what you are trying to do):

    They nearly managed to get the loan but just failed to pull it off.

  2. 2
    pull (something) off something if a vehicle or driver pulls off a road, they stop by the side of it

    If you’re feeling sleepy, pull off the road immediately and have a rest.

  3. 3
    pull something off something computing informal to take information from one computer and put it onto another

    You can pull the files you need off the Internet.

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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