Of Off-and-on

Off

Meanings and phrases

off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not in operation or operational
  2. below a satisfactory level
  3. (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; cancelled
  4. in an unpalatable state; sour; turned
  5. not performing or scheduled for duties

off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); away; forth
  2. at a distance in space or time; away
  3. no longer on or in contact or attached

off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. kill intentionally and with premeditation; murder; slay; hit; dispatch; bump off; polish off; remove

auction off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sell at an auction; auction; auctioneer

back off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. move backwards from a certain position; back up; back down
  2. remove oneself from an obligation; chicken out; pull out; back down; bow out

bear off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; take away; bear away; carry away; carry off

beetle off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; run off; run out; bolt; bolt out

beg off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ask for permission to be released from an engagement; excuse

better off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. in a more fortunate or prosperous condition
E.g.
  • But "better off" should be measured by more than finance.
  • His parents realised that Simon was better off learning the piano.
  • He writes a letter: "Dear Helen, you will be better off without me.

bind off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finish the last row; tie up

bite off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bite off with a quick bite; snap at

blast off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. launch with great force

block off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. obstruct access to; blockade
  2. render unsuitable for passage; barricade; block; blockade; stop; block up; bar
  3. block off the passage through; shut off; close off

blow off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come off due to an explosion or other strong force

bound off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bound off one point after another; skip

break off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent completion; break; discontinue; stop
  2. interrupt before its natural or planned end; cut short; break short
  3. break off (a piece from a whole); chip; chip off; come off; break away
  4. break a piece from a whole; break; snap off
  5. break a small piece off from; chip; knap; cut off
E.g.
  • They have elongated tips but these often break off.
  • This causes Alice to break off her engagement with Geoffrey.
  • As graphite is brittle, pieces can break off during operation.

breaking off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an instance of sudden interruption; abruption

bring off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be successful; achieve a goal; pull off; negociate; carry off; manage

browned off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. greatly annoyed; out of patience; exasperated; cheesed off

brush off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bar from attention or consideration; dismiss; disregard; brush aside; discount; push aside; ignore

bugger off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; scram; buzz off; fuck off; get

bully off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. start a game by a face-off; face off

bump off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. kill intentionally and with premeditation; murder; slay; hit; dispatch; off; polish off; remove

bundle off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. send off unceremoniously

bunk off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. play truant from work or school; play hooky

burn off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. use up (energy); burn; burn up
  2. clear land of its vegetation by burning it off

buy off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor; pay off

buzz off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; scram; fuck off; get; bugger off

call off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; cancel; scratch; scrub
  2. give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance; call

cap off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finish or complete, as with some decisive action

carry off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. kill in large numbers; eliminate; annihilate; extinguish; eradicate; wipe out; decimate
  2. be successful; achieve a goal; pull off; negociate; bring off; manage
  3. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; take away; bear off; bear away; carry away

cart off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take away by means of a vehicle; cart away; haul off; haul away

cast off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of; shed; cast; shake off; throw; throw off; throw away; drop
  2. make the last row of stitches when knitting

check off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put a check mark on or near or next to; check; mark; mark off; tick off; tick

cheesed off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. greatly annoyed; out of patience; exasperated; browned off

chip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. break off (a piece from a whole); chip; come off; break away; break off

choke off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. suppress; choke down; choke back
  2. become or cause to become obstructed; clog; clog up; back up; congest; choke; foul

chop off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove by or as if by cutting; cut off; lop off

clear off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove from sight; clear away

click off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. perform or finish an action rapidly

clock off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. register one's departure from work; clock out; punch out

close off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stem the flow of; shut off
  2. isolate or separate; shut off
  3. block off the passage through; shut off; block off

closing off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others; isolation

come off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come to be detached; detach; come away
  2. happen in a particular manner; go off; go over
  3. break off (a piece from a whole); chip; chip off; break away; break off
E.g.
  • Cici Thru and Gail Lexi's wigs come off to change wigs.
  • Mae Tallick and Sila Clop's wigs come off to access their battery packs.
  • In Kelly's opinion, "The concept was marvelous, but it just didn't come off."

cool off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; calm; calm down; chill out; simmer down; settle down; cool it
  2. lose intensity; cool; cool down
  3. feel less enamoured of something or somebody

cordon off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. divide by means of a rope; rope in; rope off

count off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. call in turn from right to left or from back to front numbers that determine some position or function

cream off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pick the best; skim off
  2. remove from the surface; skim; skim off; cream

cross off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove from a list; cross out; strike out; strike off; mark

curtain off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. separate by means of a curtain

cut off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. detached by cutting; severed
E.g.
  • The show was cut off just as the act was starting.
  • She then had Bensurdatu cut off the giant's head.
  • She cut off the protruding part, making the sword .

cut off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a break in; interrupt; disrupt; break up
  2. cease, stop; cut
  3. remove by or as if by cutting; chop off; lop off
  4. remove surgically; amputate
  5. break a small piece off from; chip; knap; break off
  6. cut off and stop; cut out
E.g.
  • The show was cut off just as the act was starting.
  • She then had Bensurdatu cut off the giant's head.
  • She cut off the protruding part, making the sword .

cutting off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of cutting something off; abscission
  2. the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; cut; cutting
E.g.
  • Blake hoped to force Suchet to retreat by cutting off his supplies.
  • Instead he moved against the supply lines, cutting off the supply of grain.
  • They found the Rebbe in his home and beat him, cutting off some of his beard.

damping off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a plant disease caused by a fungus; diseased condition of seedlings in excessive moisture

damping off fungus

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fungus causing damping off disease in seedlings; Pythium debaryanum

dash off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. write down hastily; dash down
  2. write quickly; scratch off; knock off; toss off; fling off

day off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a day when you are not required to work

die off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become extinct; die out

dope off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change from a waking to a sleeping state; fall asleep; flake out; drift off; nod off; drop off; doze off; drowse off

doze off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change from a waking to a sleeping state; fall asleep; dope off; flake out; drift off; nod off; drop off; drowse off

draw off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove by drawing or pulling; draw away; pull off
  2. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); withdraw; draw; take out

drawing off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; drawing

drift off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change from a waking to a sleeping state; fall asleep; dope off; flake out; nod off; drop off; doze off; drowse off

drive off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; chase away; drive out; turn back; drive away; dispel; run off
E.g.
  • They get themselves ready and drive off to work.
  • Then they drive off to start their "scavenger hunt".
  • Rodney and Albert drive off in the van after the ambulance.

drop off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fall or diminish
  2. change from a waking to a sleeping state; fall asleep; dope off; flake out; drift off; nod off; doze off; drowse off
  3. leave or unload; drop; set down; put down; unload; discharge
  4. retreat; fall back; lose; fall behind; recede
  5. get worse; slip; drop away; fall away
E.g.
  • Expect "Smack That" to drop off the charts as fast as it popped up."
  • It can deploy, drop off and load bridges independently, but it cannot recover them.
  • However, officials hope that piracy in the region will drop off as a result of the tsunami.

drowse off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change from a waking to a sleeping state; fall asleep; dope off; flake out; drift off; nod off; drop off; doze off

ease off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become less intense; ease up; slacken off; flag
  2. reduce pressure or intensity; ease up; let up

ebb off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. flow back or recede; ebb; ebb away; ebb down; ebb out

even off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. adjust for; compensate; counterbalance; correct; make up; even out; even up

face off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. start a game by a face-off; bully off
E.g.
  • In the last round, the remaining teams will face off.
  • It's a very sad thing that someone would shoot his face off."
  • In the last round, the remaining teams (2–2 record) will face off.

fall off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come off
  2. diminish in size or intensity; fall away
  3. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; slump; sink
E.g.
  • This can cause the wheel to fall off the truck without any notice.
  • In 1960, Heidelberg became the first track to fall off NASCAR's tour.
  • Neither of the teams ladders fell over and the climbers didn't fall off.

falling off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; slump; slack; drop-off; falloff
E.g.
  • 88 the following week and then falling off the chart.
  • She has broken both arms falling off a horse.
  • Even though Team Sting was much faster, they kept falling off.

fend off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; debar; forefend; forfend; obviate; deflect; avert; head off; stave off; avoid; ward off
E.g.
  • They manage to fend off their opponents and make a run for cover.
  • Buffy and her crew are able to fend off Maloker and return Dracula to normal.
  • These permitted the city to fend off another attack and siege by the Danes in 893.

fight off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. force or drive back; repel; repulse; rebuff; drive back
E.g.
  • Snake finds her and helps her fight off the Soviet army.
  • Kendra comes to Buffy's rescue, and they fight off the attacker.
  • Walker had trouble getting back up and the referee waved the fight off.

finish off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finish a task completely; get through; wrap up; mop up; polish off; clear up; finish up

firing off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of discharging a gun; discharge; firing

first off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. before anything else; first; firstly; foremost; first of all

flake off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. come off in flakes or thin small pieces; peel off; peel; flake

fling off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. write quickly; dash off; scratch off; knock off; toss off

flow off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. flow off or away gradually; flow away

fly off the handle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get very angry and fly into a rage; flip one's lid; blow up; throw a fit; hit the roof; hit the ceiling; have kittens; have a fit; combust; blow one's stack; flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; go ballistic

fob off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive; foist off; palm off

foist off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive; palm off; fob off

freeze off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reject with contempt; reject; spurn; scorn; pooh-pooh; disdain; turn down

frighten off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to lose courage; daunt; dash; scare off; pall; scare away; frighten away; scare

fuck off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be lazy or idle; bum; bum around; bum about; arse around; arse about; loaf; frig around; waste one's time; lounge around; loll; loll around; lounge about
  2. get sexual gratification through self-stimulation; masturbate; wank; she-bop; jack off; jerk off
  3. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; scram; buzz off; get; bugger off

get off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  2. be relieved of one's duties temporarily
  3. cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case
  4. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; get away; get by; get out; escape
  5. transfer; send; send off
  6. enjoy in a sexual way
  7. deliver verbally
  8. get out of quickly; hop out
  9. send via the postal service; mail
  10. get high, stoned, or drugged; trip; trip out; turn on
  11. alight from (a horse); unhorse; dismount; light; get down
E.g.
  • "I didn't really get off the ground," Cody said.
  • He has to get off the island and continue his adventure.
  • You either had to have a Wobbly card or get off the train.

get off the ground

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get started or set in motion, used figuratively; take off

give off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. have as a by-product
  2. give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; emit; give out

go off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; abscond; bolt; absquatulate; decamp; run off; make off
  2. be discharged or activated
  3. go off or discharge; fire; discharge
  4. stop running, functioning, or operating
  5. happen in a particular manner; come off; go over
  6. burst inward; implode
E.g.
  • Then they go off at the same time and even faster.
  • When Buffy and Willow go off to UC-Sunndyale, Amy-Rat goes with them.
  • The audience is upset and starts to boo Puffo, wanting him to go off.
v.
  1. act prematurely or without reflection or too soon; go off half-cocked

go off half-cocked

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. act prematurely or without reflection or too soon; go off at half-cock

goofing off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the evasion of work or duty; shirking; slacking; soldiering; goldbricking

haul off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take away by means of a vehicle; cart off; cart away; haul away

have it off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. have sexual intercourse with; sleep together; roll in the hay; love; make out; make love; sleep with; get laid; have sex; know; do it; be intimate; have intercourse; have it away; screw; fuck; jazz; eff; hump; lie with; bed; have a go at it; bang; get it on; bonk

head off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; debar; forefend; forfend; obviate; deflect; avert; stave off; fend off; avoid; ward off
E.g.
  • I'm going to take your head off and spit in it."
  • From there, they head off to Fishman Island.
  • They head off to Ballarat together to find Barney's father.

hive off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions; divert
  2. remove from a group and make separate

hold off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. resist and fight to a standoff
  2. wait before acting; wait; hold back
E.g.
  • This single unit should be able to hold off 3 times its own number.
  • Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) allow them to hold off until 100–150 feet.
  • Afterwards, the Pittsburgh managed to hold off a late drive by Cleveland.

jack off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get sexual gratification through self-stimulation; masturbate; wank; fuck off; she-bop; jerk off

jacking off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slang for masturbation; jerking off; hand job; wank

jerk off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get sexual gratification through self-stimulation; masturbate; wank; fuck off; she-bop; jack off

jerking off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. slang for masturbation; jacking off; hand job; wank

jump off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. set off quickly, usually with success
  2. jump down from an elevated point; jump; leap

keep off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refrain from certain foods or beverages; avoid
  2. refrain from entering or walking onto; stay off

keep one 's eyes off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stay clear of, avoid; stand back; keep one's distance; keep one's hands off; stay away

keep one 's hands off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stay clear of, avoid; stand back; keep one's eyes off; keep one's distance; stay away

kick off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. commence officially; inaugurate
E.g.
  • She also helps kick off the monthly "Mosrite Jam" in Bakersfield.
  • Nick Mayo scored 40 points to top the Mocs 81-78 to kick off A.W.
  • She also said it was "the perfect way to kick off the 2012 Olympic Games".

kill off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many; exterminate

knock off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; neutralize; neutralise; liquidate; waste; do in
  2. cut the price of; shave
  3. write quickly; dash off; scratch off; toss off; fling off
  4. stop pursuing or acting; drop
  5. take by theft; hook; snitch; thieve; cop; glom

laugh off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it; laugh away

lay off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put an end to a state or an activity; discontinue; stop; cease; give up; quit
  2. dismiss, usually for economic reasons; furlough

lead off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. teach immoral behavior to; lead astray
  2. set in motion, cause to start; begin; start; commence

leading off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of enticing others into sinful ways; leading astray

leave off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent from being included or considered or accepted; exclude; except; leave out; omit; take out
  2. come to an end, stop or cease
  3. stop using

let off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. grant exemption or release to; excuse; relieve; exempt

level off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become level or even; level

lift off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. depart from the ground; take off

lip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. speak spontaneously and without restraint; shoot one's mouth off

log off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. exit a computer; log out

loose off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. fire as from a gun; let fly; let drive

lop off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove by or as if by cutting; cut off; chop off

make off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; abscond; bolt; absquatulate; decamp; run off; go off

mark off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. set boundaries to and delimit; mark out
  2. put a check mark on or near or next to; check; check off; mark; tick off; tick

melt off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take off weight; reduce; lose weight; slim; slenderize; thin; slim down

mouth off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner; rant; jabber; spout; rabbit on; rave

nip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sever or remove by pinching or snipping; nip; clip; snip; snip off

nod off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. change from a waking to a sleeping state; fall asleep; dope off; flake out; drift off; drop off; doze off; drowse off

off and on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. not regularly; on and off

off guard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not prepared or vigilant; napping; off-guard; off one's guard; off his guard; off her guard; off your guard

off her guard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not prepared or vigilant; napping; off-guard; off guard; off one's guard; off his guard; off your guard

off his guard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not prepared or vigilant; napping; off-guard; off guard; off one's guard; off her guard; off your guard

off one 's guard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not prepared or vigilant; napping; off-guard; off guard; off his guard; off her guard; off your guard
adj.
  1. remote from populous or much-traveled regions; out-of-the-way

off the cuff

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without preparation

off the hook

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. freed from danger or blame or obligation

off the record

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. not for quotation

off year

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a year in which productivity is low or inferior
  2. a year in which no major political elections are held

off your guard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not prepared or vigilant; napping; off-guard; off guard; off one's guard; off his guard; off her guard

on and off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. not regularly; off and on

pair off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form a pair or pairs; pair; partner off; couple

palm off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive; foist off; fob off

pan off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals; pan; pan out

partition off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. divide into parts, pieces, or sections; partition

partner off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. form a pair or pairs; pair; pair off; couple

pass off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
  2. disregard
  3. expel (gases or odors); emit; breathe
  4. disappear gradually; evanesce; fade; blow over; fleet; pass
  5. come to pass; happen; hap; go on; occur; pass; fall out; come about; take place
  6. cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity

pay off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. yield a profit or result
  2. eliminate by paying off (debts); liquidate
  3. pay off (loans or promissory notes); redeem
  4. do or give something to somebody in return; pay; make up; compensate
  5. pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor; buy off
  6. take vengeance on or get even; pay back; get; fix
E.g.
  • In 1823, Gracie sold the estate to pay off debts.
  • However, the changes did not pay off this season.
  • Judkins sold his house to pay off his debts.

peel off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. peel off the outer layer of something
  2. take off, as with some difficulty
  3. peel off in scales; desquamate
  4. leave a formation
  5. come off in flakes or thin small pieces; peel; flake off; flake

pension off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. grant a pension to; pension
  2. let go from employment with an attractive pension

pick off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. shoot one by one
  2. pull or pull out sharply; pluck; tweak; pull off

pissed off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. aroused to impatience or anger; annoyed; irritated; miffed; nettled; peeved; pissed; riled; roiled; steamed; stung

play off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. set into opposition or rivalry; pit; oppose; match
E.g.
  • The 4 losers from Round 1 play off against each other.
  • The 16 losers from the First Round play off in this round.
  • Sweden won the bronze medal after winning third place play off.

polish off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finish a task completely; get through; wrap up; finish off; mop up; clear up; finish up
  2. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; eat up; finish
  3. kill intentionally and with premeditation; murder; slay; hit; dispatch; bump off; off; remove

pop off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; die; decease; perish; go; exit; pass away; expire; pass; kick the bucket; cash in one's chips; buy the farm; conk; give-up the ghost; drop dead; choke; croak; snuff it
  2. leave quickly

pound off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. partition off into compartments; pound

pull off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pull or pull out sharply; pluck; tweak; pick off
  2. cause to withdraw
  3. remove by drawing or pulling; draw off; draw away
  4. be successful; achieve a goal; negociate; bring off; carry off; manage
E.g.
  • How does a rapper this basic pull off a project this electrifying?
  • In the end, Bush managed to pull off a narrow victory in the general election.
  • However the team could not pull off the upset against his old province Wellington.

put off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold back to a later time; postpone; prorogue; hold over; put over; table; shelve; set back; defer; remit
  2. cause to feel intense dislike or distaste; turn off
  3. cause to feel embarrassment; confuse; flurry; disconcert
  4. take away the enthusiasm of; dishearten
  5. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); hedge; fudge; evade; circumvent; parry; elude; skirt; dodge; duck; sidestep
E.g.
  • After this experience Bill Forsyth was put off making films.
  • Aleksei, however, was not put off.
  • The ladies are put off that neither one is engaged to someone named Ernest.

raffle off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dispose of in a lottery; raffle

rail off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. separate with a railing; rail

rake off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take money from an illegal transaction

rattle off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. recite volubly or extravagantly; rattle down; reel off; spiel off; roll off

reel off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. recite volubly or extravagantly; rattle down; rattle off; spiel off; roll off
  2. unwind from or as if from a reel; unreel

ride off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. ride away on a horse, for example; ride away

rinse off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wash off soap or remaining dirt; rinse

rip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. deprive somebody of something by deceit; cheat; chisel

roar off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave

roll off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. recite volubly or extravagantly; rattle down; rattle off; reel off; spiel off

rope off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. divide by means of a rope; rope in; cordon off

round off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make round; round; round out
  2. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; polish; round; polish up; brush up
  3. express as a round number; round down; round out; round

rub off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. wear away; abrade; corrade; abrase; rub down

run off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; abscond; bolt; absquatulate; decamp; go off; make off
  2. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; chase away; drive out; turn back; drive away; dispel; drive off
  3. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; run out; bolt; bolt out; beetle off
  4. run away secretly with one's beloved; elope
  5. reproduce by xerography; photocopy; xerox
  6. decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
  7. run off as waste; waste
E.g.
  • Wheeler Drain, directs agricultural run off into this lake.
  • Taviton Street and Endsleigh Street run off the south side.
  • Mantle hit a home run off Ed Roebuck in the previous inning.

rush off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. depart in a hurry; rush away

scare off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to lose courage; daunt; dash; pall; frighten off; scare away; frighten away; scare

scratch off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. write quickly; dash off; knock off; toss off; fling off

screen off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. partition by means of a divider, such as a screen; separate off

seal off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make tight; secure against leakage; seal
  2. impose a blockade on; blockade

sell off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices
E.g.
  • In 2008, IÉ announced plans to sell off the Mark 3 fleet.
  • His creditors demand payment and threaten to sell off Zhu Zai House and evict its tenants.
  • Ward never did sell off any of his timber lands of the area due to Mr. Ludington's actions.

send off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. send away towards a designated goal; dispatch; despatch
  2. throw, send, or cast forward; project
  3. transfer; send; get off

separate off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. partition by means of a divider, such as a screen; screen off

set off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put in motion or move to act; trip; actuate; trigger; activate; spark off; spark; trigger off; touch off
  2. leave; depart; part; start; start out; set forth; set out; take off
  3. direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; bring out
  4. cause to burst with a violent release of energy; explode; detonate; blow up
  5. make up for; cancel; offset
  6. set in motion or cause to begin
  7. provoke or stir up; incite; instigate; stir up
E.g.
  • She and Mrs. Cheney set off alone with a dog team.
  • The column set off from Chu at 6 am on 3 January.
  • Kelly set off three minutes before the backmarkers.

shade off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cast a shadow over; shadow; shade

shake off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of; shake; throw off; escape from
  2. get rid of; shed; cast; cast off; throw; throw off; throw away; drop

shoo off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. drive away by crying `shoo!'; shoo; shoo away

shoot one 's mouth off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. speak spontaneously and without restraint; lip off

shove off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave; informal or rude; shove along; blow

show off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; flaunt; flash; ostentate; swank
E.g.
  • gave him ample space to show off his talents."
  • Pitchfork claimed it had a "right to show off a little".
  • The show ended in 1973 when CBS chose to take the show off the air.

shrug off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. minimize the importance of, brush aside

shut off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stem the flow of; close off
  2. isolate or separate; close off
  3. block off the passage through; block off; close off
E.g.
  • The tuning screw may also shut off the drone altogether.
  • The Coast Guard shut off the light for good in April 2008.
  • A gas engineer later shut off the supply of gas from the meter.

sign off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations

siphon off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon; siphon; syphon

skim off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove from the surface; skim; cream off; cream
  2. pick the best; cream off

slack off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become less in amount or intensity; abate; let up; slack; die away

slacken off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become less intense; ease up; ease off; flag

sleep off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of by sleeping

slip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take off with ease or speed

slough off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. discard as undesirable
  2. separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion

snap off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. break a piece from a whole; break; break off

sneak off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave furtively and stealthily; slip away; steal away; sneak away; sneak out

snip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. sever or remove by pinching or snipping; nip; nip off; clip; snip

sound off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation; opine; speak up; speak out; animadvert
  2. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; complain; kick; plain; quetch; kvetch
  3. start playing; strike up

spark off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put in motion or move to act; trip; actuate; trigger; activate; set off; spark; trigger off; touch off

spiel off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. recite volubly or extravagantly; rattle down; rattle off; reel off; roll off

spin off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. produce as a consequence of something larger

spirit off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. carry off mysteriously; as if by magic; spirit away

sponge off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. clean with a sponge, by rubbing; sponge down

square off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. settle conclusively; come to terms; settle; square up; determine

stave off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; debar; forefend; forfend; obviate; deflect; avert; head off; fend off; avoid; ward off

stay off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refrain from entering or walking onto; keep off

straight off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; immediately; instantly; straightaway; directly; now; right away; at once; forthwith; like a shot

strike off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove from a list; cross off; cross out; strike out; mark

swear off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. promise to abstain from

sweat off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lose weight by sweating

sweep off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. overwhelm emotionally; sweep away

switch off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; cut; turn off; turn out

take off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. leave; depart; part; start; start out; set forth; set off; set out
  2. take away or remove
  3. depart from the ground; lift off
  4. take time off from work; stop working temporarily; take time off
  5. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
  6. remove clothes
  7. get started or set in motion, used figuratively; get off the ground
  8. make a subtraction; subtract; deduct
  9. prove fatal
E.g.
  • On the field, the recruits watch Putnam take off.
  • It flies well, and can take off without taxiing.
  • During the next 2 years Meighan's career would take off.

take time off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take time off from work; stop working temporarily; take off

taper off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. end weakly; peter out; fizzle out; fizzle
  2. become smaller or less active

tapering off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. gradually decreasing until little remains; dwindling; tapering

tear off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. rip off violently and forcefully; tear away

tee off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. strike a ball from the teeing ground at the start of a hole

tell off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reprimand; brush down

throw off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get rid of; shed; cast; cast off; shake off; throw; throw away; drop
  2. get rid of; shake; shake off; escape from

tick off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put a check mark on or near or next to; check; check off; mark; mark off; tick

time off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a time period when you are not required to work
E.g.
  • Penn requested more time off after his fight with GSP.
  • D.H. also left the band to "take some personal time off".
  • Mendez was subsequently granted time off.

tip off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give insider information or advise to; tip

top off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. finish up or conclude; top
  2. fill to the point of almost overflowing

toss off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. write quickly; dash off; scratch off; knock off; fling off
  2. drink down entirely; pop; bolt down; belt down; pour down; down; drink down; kill

touch off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put in motion or move to act; trip; actuate; trigger; activate; set off; spark off; spark; trigger off

trigger off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. put in motion or move to act; trip; actuate; trigger; activate; set off; spark off; spark; touch off

turn off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; switch off; cut; turn out
  2. make a turn
  3. cause to feel intense dislike or distaste; put off
E.g.
  • The player has to visit every room and turn off the switch.
  • Users were recommended to turn off notifications for their apps.
  • To the end, all the lights turn off.

walk off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take without permission
  2. go away from; walk away

ward off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; debar; forefend; forfend; obviate; deflect; avert; head off; stave off; fend off; avoid
  2. avert, turn away, or repel
E.g.
  • A brazen serpent is made to ward off these serpents.
  • This is meant to ward off evil spirits as well.
  • They were often used to ward off Maria Theresa's Pandurs.

wash off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; wash; wash out; wash away

wave off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. dismiss as insignificant

wear off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. deteriorate through use or stress; wear; wear out; wear down; wear thin
  2. diminish, as by friction; wear away

whisk off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. brush or wipe off lightly; whisk
  2. take away quickly and suddenly; whisk away

wind off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. reverse the winding or twisting of; unwind; unroll

wipe off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. remove by wiping; wipe away
  2. remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; erase; rub out; score out; efface

work off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cause to go away through effort or work

write off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. concede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody
  2. write something fluently, and without hesitation
  3. reduce the estimated value of something; expense; write down
  4. cancel (a debt)

off the coast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The island is located off the coast of Jävrebodarna.
  • The island sits off the coast of Mozambique in Africa.
  • It lives in shallow waters off the coast of New Guinea.

sent off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On 30 October, he was sent off against FC Eindhoven.
  • He was never sent off or even reprimanded during match.
  • Should a player score or be sent off, a drink must be taken.

took off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Reventlow and Kessler took off 10 minutes earlier.
  • At Satellite, his commercial career also took off.
  • He then took off his socks and weighed 147.1 pounds.

paid off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She returned to Britain and was paid off in 1790.
  • Moreover, very few of the loans have been paid off.
  • Active, if sometimes dubious, diplomacy paid off.

sold off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The school and its property were sold off in 1873.
  • In 1985, Consoweld was sold off to LOF Plastics.
  • Several of the original buildings have been sold off.

off the bench

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • VanVleet contributed 11 points off the bench.
  • He played five games that season, coming off the bench.
  • Keita also played off the bench last season.

just off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A golf course is also present just off the summit.
  • It was based at Major Street, just off Scotland Road.
  • It sits in a grove of trees just off Friedensburg Road.

spun off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • banner, is spun off into the pages of Dark Avengers.
  • In 2003, Acronis was spun off as a separate company.
  • YouMail was spun off as a standalone service in 2007.

started off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Hoyas started off with a ranked opponent – No.
  • Sivaram started off as a short film maker in 2006.
  • The Rangers started off the 2015–16 season well.

kicked off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The US trek kicked off on February 3 in New Orleans.
  • The major kicked off with Gambit Gaming against North.
  • In July 14 "SENSATION Jazz Tour" kicked off in Taipei.

split off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1727, separate Novgorod Governorate was split off.
  • The separate Pangandaran Regency was split off in 2012.
  • The district was split off from Uthai District in 1907.

taken off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was taken off the market after the 1984 printing.
  • In 2003 the site could be taken off the danger list.
  • The game was held up as he was taken off on a stretcher.

went off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Monitor Channel went off the air in June 1992.
  • The bomb went off while he was handling the bag.
  • Hit Radio X105 went off the air on 14 September 2010.

off against

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • BIG faced off against Renegades in the next match.
  • On 30 October, he was sent off against FC Eindhoven.
  • The 4 losers from Round 1 play off against each other.

coming off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He played five games that season, coming off the bench.
  • The Yankees were coming off a controversy ridden season.
  • In his freshman year, he played 9 games coming off bench.

got off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I got off the plane, it was like millions of heads.
  • However, the 1994 project never got off the ground.
  • The Sun got off to a strong start, going 3–0 in May.

called off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The expedition was called off in early September.
  • The engagement was called off a few months later.
  • The bout was officially called off at 55 seconds.

broke off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was so sudden that one wing suddenly broke off.
  • The boiler allegedly broke off and damaged the ship.
  • In 1978 it broke off contracts with the Soviet Union.

occurs off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This marine species of cone snail occurs off Cuba.
  • This marine species occurs off the Solomon Islands
  • This marine species occurs off Southern Madagascar

came off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "He came off that turn like it was a stroll.
  • Cockley came off contract at the end of the 2013/14 season.
  • And then the wheels came off that fall.

left off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The series began where the original one left off.
  • However it was eventually left off the final release.
  • In "The Transformer", we resume where Phaedrus left off.

laid off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Much of the office staff was laid off in May 2005.
  • She was laid off from The Village Voice in 2008.
  • In early 2019, Hustle laid off part of its workforce.

off the air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Monitor Channel went off the air in June 1992.
  • Hit Radio X105 went off the air on 14 September 2010.
  • The channel went back off the air in mid-January 2013.

located off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The school is currently located off of Burgess Ave.
  • It is located off A1A in the area of DuBois Park.
  • The island is located off the coast of Jävrebodarna.

faced off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • BIG faced off against Renegades in the next match.
  • Miller accepted and they faced off in April 2015.
  • Both forces faced off near the village of Hermanivka.

held off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He held off Busch to win his sixth race of the year.
  • The Germans were well prepared and held off the Greeks.
  • The CIA defenders held off the attack until the morning.

off waivers

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Urbik was claimed off waivers on September 5, 2010.
  • On August 28, 2012, Brodine was claimed off waivers.
  • •Claimed C Brett Hayes off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

runs off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Merle shoots Michonne in the leg, she then runs off.
  • When done playing, the band runs off the field.
  • She runs off but he catches her and chokes her.

turned off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At this point, ultrasonic energy is turned off.
  • Lam then went to his cruiser and turned off its siren.
  • Route 12 turned off and ran to Seat Pleasant.
E.g.
  • This marine species occurs off the Solomon Islands
  • This marine species occurs off Southern Madagascar
  • This marine species occurs off Japan and Indonesia.

single off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The first single off the album was "You Better Pray".
  • The first single off the album was entitled 'Restart'.
  • The first single off it, "Coming to get you!"

off the field

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • When done playing, the band runs off the field.
  • Bremen was finally spotted and ushered off the field.
  • Our strategy was to keep him off the field.

off the ground

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, the 1994 project never got off the ground.
  • "I didn't really get off the ground," Cody said.
  • Women lift the right leg only slightly off the ground.

fell off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Consequently, cold fusion fell off the ISI charts.
  • The song fell off the chart (top 50) after 30 weeks.
  • Some texts have said that he fell off a cliff.

killed off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Characters may be killed off when the actors die.
  • In the second season her daughter, Ashley was killed off.
  • Thus, Victoria was apparently killed off in a fit of pique!

claimed off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Urbik was claimed off waivers on September 5, 2010.
  • On August 28, 2012, Brodine was claimed off waivers.
  • He was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 6.

taking off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The flight has to be declared before taking off.
  • Ultimately, Marv throws a sign at Moe before taking off.
  • Almost immediately, planes started landing and taking off there.

pulled off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 6 Utes pulled off an upset of the heavily favored No.
  • The movie ran for one week and was pulled off.
  • She was pulled off the next day by the tug "Brittania".

branches off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The GR-77 towards northern Euboea branches off.
  • The Gulen fjord branches off the Frøysjøen to the east.
  • In the town of Makambako paved trunk road T6 branches off.
E.g.
  • Urbik was claimed off waivers on September 5, 2010.
  • On August 28, 2012, Brodine was claimed off waivers.
  • He was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 6.

off all

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Then the sword cut off all three of Gorynych's heads at once.
  • Walker did in fact pay off all the other indebtedness of Flagg.
  • Fireworks were set off all over it.

sets off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Prabhu hides his love and sets off to find Karuppu.
  • The Martian sets off and lands in the United States.
  • He kills Sunderland and sets off for the swamps.

off when

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Characters may be killed off when the actors die.
  • Air conditioners power off when windows are opened.
  • I'll turn the radio off when it comes on.

off the road

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Namchi lies off the road between Melli and Jorethang.
  • A woman died after her vehicle was swept off the road.
  • Meade runs Gruen off the road but crashes his aircraft.

dropped off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • By 2015 it had dropped off the bottom of the list.
  • In both robberies, someone dropped off the robbers.
  • The four adolescents are being dropped off by Zafer.

takes off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Kevin takes off his shirt when he becomes stressed.
  • Jim takes off in the direction of the carnival.
  • Buddy leaves the Kid with them and takes off on foot.

starts off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Machu starts off rather humbly but soon gets rich.
  • The album starts off with two studio recordings.
  • It starts off with two young male friends in a video store.

waters off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It lives in shallow waters off the coast of New Guinea.
  • All three were caught in coastal waters off the island.
  • So it went on; this time in the waters off South America.

auctioned off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The inventory and furniture were later auctioned off.
  • Her estate was auctioned off over several days.
  • The remaining architectural details were auctioned off.

off the album

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The first single off the album was "You Better Pray".
  • The first single off the album was entitled 'Restart'.
  • It was the only commercial single released off the album.

carried off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Three giants carried off the king's three daughters.
  • They carried off four rifles, jewels and other property.
  • Once found, the True Cross was carried off to Ctesiphon.

goes off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Aegle watches Theseus sadly, then goes off alone.
  • When it goes off, it's going to spread like wildfire."
  • The bomb goes off, killing many superhumans.

closed off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • One side of the island platform is closed off by a fence.
  • The platform remains, but is closed off.
  • The day after the funeral, the Nazis closed off the cemetery.

off the west

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is found on Bioko off the west coast of Africa.
  • They anchored off the west coast of Maloe Island.
  • A tropical wave moved off the west coast of Africa on August 13.

driven off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This is all driven off of device availability.
  • The Centaurs were driven off or destroyed.
  • His men were driven off Montserrat Mountain on 25 July 1811.

finished off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The wreck was finished off with gunfire from .
  • The team finished off a sweep of the Cubs with a 1-0 victory.
  • Shaffer damaged the Fw 200, which was finished off by a P-38F.

written off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was forced to beach and was later written off.
  • The jet was damaged beyond repair and was written off.
  • "K-324" was written off in 2000 for scrapping.

broken off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At the beginning of World War II relations were broken off again.
  • The British had broken off the attack in the night and were retreating.
  • Or are the tops broken off?"

setting off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lyra destroys the machine, setting off a series of explosions.
  • By setting off a fire alarm, Jay manages to evade Boyer and Lomas.
  • Law enforcement was sent in and the park was bulldozed, setting off a protest.

off during

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His beard was shaved off during the show on January 7, 2008.
  • As graphite is brittle, pieces can break off during operation.
  • On 25 July he was sent off during the shocking defeat from PFC Montana.

signed off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The message was signed off, "lots of love, Yoko".
  • "JSTOR signed off on it," he said, "but MIT would not."
  • He signed off from Citytv for the last time February 29, 2016.

fought off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Orton, however, fought off both men and won the match.
  • The victim's son, Abby, escaped after he fought off the kidnappers.
  • Allegedly, Red Bull fought off a £20m contract offer by Scuderia Ferrari.
E.g.
  • BIG faced off against Renegades in the next match.
  • There, Atlanta faced off against the Washington Mystics.
  • She faced off against former Bacoor Mayor Jessie Castillo.

arrived off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They arrived off Florida at the end of April 1686.
  • The force arrived off the islands at 2300 on 14 August.
  • They arrived off the Hawaiian island of Maui on December 6.

falls off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The horse then runs into bushes and Robin falls off.
  • She is very surprised by his presence and falls off that ladder.
  • Vetvix falls off and drops the gun.

off the top

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was held off the top only by "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé.
  • It fell off the top 40 after ten months.
  • I just played what I felt off the top of my head against that."

off the main

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It lies 10 km from Ziarat, off the main road to Quetta.
  • The temple is located about 200 meters off the main road.
  • It is a branch off the main Gulen fjord.

island off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Masirah is an island off the east coast of Oman.
  • This version would be set on a fictional island off the coast of New York.
  • Ist (island) Ist () is a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

capped off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Gildon capped off an impressive season with his first Pro Bowl berth.
  • The drive was capped off by an 8-yard touchdown run by LaMarcus Coker.
  • Penn State capped off their victory with a 29-yard field goal in the 4th.

knocked off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, Sabreman will fall to his death if knocked off a precipice.
  • They fought several times before she was knocked off her horse and be defeated.
  • He was knocked off a ledge where he is attacked by a larger than normal spider.
Wordnet