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off

off

 
pronunciation:
awf
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: away from a point or position.
The dog ran off.
antonyms:
on
definition 2: so as not to be on or connected.
She got on her bike, but soon fell off.Turn off the lights before you go to bed.
definition 3: away from a job or duty.
She took a year off when she had a baby.
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: so as to be separated or away from.
Please take your feet off the table!
definition 2: away from.
The park off the main street is my favorite place to sit and relax.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of low quality; spoiled.
The meat smells a little off.
antonyms:
fresh
definition 2: free from work.
My father likes to read in his off hours.
antonyms:
working
definition 3: not accurate; not correct.
My guess was off about how many people would come to the picnic.
definition 4: slight; not likely.
For actors, there is only the off chance that they will become famous.
similar words:
outside
definition 5: not taking place.
The parade is off because it is raining.
antonyms:
on
definition 6: in a certain condition.
In matters of money she is well off.