To bear off
|To restrain; to keep from approach.|
|(Naut.)||To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat.|
|To gain; to carry off, as a prize.|
|(Backgammon)||To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; - the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent.|
|(Naut.)||to steer away, as from land.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.