One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Rescue someone from a ship in difficulties.‘‘Any men been brought off yet?’ Joe asked one of the fishermen on the beach’
save, save from danger, save the life of, come to the aid ofView synonyms
- ‘Jack received orders to try and bring off any of the crews which might have escaped from the wrecked ships.’
- ‘It is a matter of deep regret that I was unable to bring off the four or five who were left, in spite of my efforts.’
2vulgar slang Give someone or oneself an orgasm.
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