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English

Pronunciation

Adverb

off

  1. In a direction away from the speaker or object.
    He drove off in a cloud of smoke.
    The book fell off the table.
  2. Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
    Please switch off the light when you leave.
    die off

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Translations

Adjective

off

  1. inoperative, disabled
    All the lights are off.
  2. rotten
    This milk is off!
  3. (cricket) in, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman

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Preposition

off

  1. (informal) from
    I got it off the internet.
    This song is off their second album.

Verb

Infinitive
to off

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to off (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (slang) to kill
    He got in the way so I had him offed.
  2. (transitive) (Singapore) to switch off
    Can you off the light?

Derived terms

off-licence, off-license, offie, offy

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