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1off/ˈɑːf/adverb
1off
/ˈɑːf/
adverb
Learner's definition of OFF  
: away from a place
   b  : away from a main road, path, etc.
: at a distance in time or space
— used to describe something that moves or is moved so that it is no longer on something or attached to something
: into sleep
— used to describe stopping something
   b  — used to describe getting something into a desired condition especially by removing something
   c  — used to describe finishing something
: away from regular work

off and on

oron and off
: starting, stopping, and starting again : not constant or steady over a period of time
2off/ˈɑːf/preposition
2off
/ˈɑːf/
preposition
Learner's definition of OFF  
— used to indicate separation, distance, or removal from someone or something
: on money, food, energy, etc., supplied by (someone or something)
— used to indicate something that someone is no longer doing or using
— used to indicate the object of an action
— used to indicate the source or cause of something
: below the usual standard or level of (something)

off of

chiefly US, informal
: off
3off/ˈɑːf/adjective
3off
/ˈɑːf/
adjective
Learner's definition of OFF  
not used before a noun  : not attached to or covering something : not on
not used before a noun  : not operating, functioning, or flowing
   b  : in a position that stops the flow of electricity, water, etc.
: away from home or work
not used before a noun  : not happening
not used before a nounchiefly US  : not correct : wrong
always used before a noun  : very small in degree : slight
always used before a noun  : not as busy or active as other periods of time
not used before a noun  : not completely sane
not used before a noun  — used to ask about or describe someone's situation or condition
— see also better off, well-off
10  not used before a nounchiefly US  : below the usual price or value
11  chiefly US  : not as good as usual
12  not used before a nounBritish  : not being served : no longer on the menu
13  not used before a nounchiefly British  : no longer fresh : spoiled
14  not used before a nounBritish, informal  : not polite or friendly

be off

: to leave : to start going, running, etc.
4off/ˈɑːf/verb
offsoffedoffing
4off
/ˈɑːf/
verb
offsoffedoffing
Learner's definition of OFF  
[+ object]US slang
: to kill or murder (someone)
5off/ˈɑːf/noun
5off
/ˈɑːf/
noun
Learner's definition of OFF  

the off

British
: the beginning of a race
: the very beginning
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