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to off (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- In a direction away from the speaker or object.
- He drove off in a cloud of smoke.
- The book fell off the table.
- Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
- Please switch off the light when you leave.
- die off
- Used in many phrasal verbs, off is an adverbial particle often mistakenly thought of as a preposition. (It can be used as a preposition, but such usage is still rare and always informal; see below.)
- inoperative, disabled
- All the lights are off.
- This milk is off!
- (cricket) in, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman
Third person singular
- (transitive) (slang) to kill
- He got in the way so I had him offed.
- (transitive) (Singapore) to switch off
- Can you off the light?
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