off

All Adverb
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  • More than a hundred lakes were thus cut off from the main river.
  • We should never have three days off after the season.
  • The best signal quality is selected until the hand off is complete.
  • Should a player score or be sent off, a drink must be taken.
  • This marked their first play-off semi final success at this level in four attempts.
  • He would have his right arm off as surely as he now had it on! Cited from What I Remember, Volume 2, by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • The club was in serious trouble off the field as well.
  • He could do four shows a week, if he chose, and then take a month off.
  • He then reached the Conference South play-off semi-final in the following season.
  • I have been putting my things to rights to go off to-morrow. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • He did not start off with this view, though.
  • Well, I will be off to-morrow morning and get this visit over. Cited from Children of the New Forest, by Capt. Marryat
  • After you are off to-morrow, I will have a few words with her. Cited from The Golden Lion of Granpere, by Trollope
  • He is not to be carried off to-morrow with the rest, they tell him first. Cited from The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens
  • I'll ask leave off to-morrow and pop over and see her. Cited from A Man of Means, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • The top two teams of each group qualified for the play-off semi-finals.
  • There, they break off their wings and begin to lay and care for eggs.
  • Today they wouldn't seem very off-color, but things were different on radio then.
  • However, the French seem to have been caught off guard by the English advance.
  • I'll add a line before we get off to-morrow morning. Cited from Set in Silver, by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
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Meaning of off

  • adjective Not in operation or operational
    the oven is off, the lights are off
  • adjective (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
    the wedding is definitely off
  • adverb At a distance in space or time
    the boat was 5 miles off (or away), the party is still 2 weeks off (or away), away back in the 18th century
  • adverb No longer on or in contact or attached
    clean off the dirt, he shaved off his mustache