off

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off is part of the Basic English 850.
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off is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
off

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Preposition
off

  1. Away from somewhere or some time.
    I got ready and by 7:00 I was off to school.
    There's a nice restaurant just off the main road.
    Bye, I'll be off now.
    He was standing about 50m off.
    Your birthday's only a few days off now.
  2. If something is off it is not on.
    He pushed the book off the table, and it fell to the floor.
    She took the hat off his head.
    Keep your feet off the desk, please.
  3. Out of a vehicle such as a train, bus, etc.
    As the train stopped, he jumped off and ran to her.
  4. If something that uses energy is off, it is not working.
    It was dark in the room because the light was off.
    He turned the TV off and went to bed.
  5. If you are off, you do not have to go to work or to school.
    I work evenings, but I have my afternoons off.
  6. made smaller by a certain amount
    They've taken 30% off the price.
    We cut off a few pieces.
  7. If a plan, event, etc. is off, it will not happen.
    Tonight's game is off because of the rain.
    They've called off the meeting.
  8. If you're off something, you don't like or want something you wanted before.
    That article really put me off meat.
  9. If you're off some medicine, you are not using it any more.
    He's been off the pain killers for a few weeks.

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Positive
off

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If food is off, it is not good to eat anymore.

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Plain form
off

Third-person singular
offs

Past tense
offed

Past participle
offed

Present participle
offing

  1. If a person offs someone, they kill him or her.
    I heard they offed Jimmy by drowning.

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