off

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1 off /ˈɑːf/ adverb
1 off
/ˈɑːf/
adverb
Learner's definition of OFF
: away from a place
: 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
used to describe getting something into a desired condition especially by removing something
used to describe finishing something
: away from regular work

off and on

or on and off
: starting, stopping, and starting again : not constant or steady over a period of time
2 off /ˈɑːf/ preposition
2 off
/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
3 off /ˈɑːf/ adjective
3 off
/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
: 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 noun, chiefly 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
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not used before a noun, chiefly US : below the usual price or value
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chiefly US : not as good as usual
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not used before a noun, British : not being served : no longer on the menu
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not used before a noun, chiefly British : no longer fresh : spoiled
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not used before a noun, British, informal : not polite or friendly

be off

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

the off

British
: the beginning of a race
: the very beginning
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