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    off - Dictionary definition and meaning for word off

    Definition
    (verb) kill intentionally and with premeditation
    Synonyms : bump off , dispatch , hit , murder , polish off , remove , slay
    Example Sentence
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
    Definition
    (adj) not in operation or operational
    Example Sentence
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off
    Definition
    (adj) below a satisfactory level
    Example Sentence
    • an off year for tennis
    • his performance was off
    Definition
    (adj) (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
    Synonyms : cancelled
    Example Sentence
    • the wedding is definitely off
    Definition
    (adj) in an unpalatable state
    Synonyms : sour , turned
    Example Sentence
    • sour milk
    Definition
    (adj) not performing or scheduled for duties
    Example Sentence
    • He's off every Tuesday
    Definition
    (adv) from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    Synonyms : away , forth
    Example Sentence
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
    Definition
    (adv) at a distance in space or time
    Synonyms : away
    Example Sentence
    • the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
    • the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
    • away back in the 18th century
    Definition
    (adv) no longer on or in contact or attached
    Example Sentence
    • clean off the dirt
    • he shaved off his mustache
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