- To remove by pulling.
- Pull off old blossoms so that the plant will keep flowering.
- As soon as she got home, she pulled off her clothes.
- (idiomatic) To achieve; to succeed at something difficult.
- Six pages is a lot to write in one night. Do you think she can pull it off?
2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, BBC:
- In a frantic ending Blake and Crofts pulled off brilliant tackles and Hennessey a string of saves to keep Montenegro at bay and earn Speed his first qualifying success as Wales manager.
- 2001 November 18, "What the Muslim World Is Watching," The New York Times (retrieved 26 July 2014):
- The preceding year, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the crown prince of Qatar, did a most un-Arab thing: he pulled off a palace coup, taking over the government from his father (who was vacationing in Europe at the time).
To remove by pulling