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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
- ‘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.’
- ‘Jack received orders to try and bring off any of the crews which might have escaped from the wrecked ships.’
2vulgar slang Give someone or oneself an orgasm.
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