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off

 
pronunciation:
awf
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, transitive verb
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: away from a point or position.
Our dog ran off, and we haven't seen her since.He was angry and walked off.
definition 2: away from a surface.
His hat blew off.This wallpaper is coming off.
antonyms:
on
similar words:
forth, wide
definition 3: so as to interrupt or stop operation.
He turned the radio off.
antonyms:
on
definition 4: from a specific path or course.
The road is heading off toward the town.
definition 5: away from a job or post.
She took a day off last week to go to a funeral.
definition 6: into an unconscious state.
He drifted off while sitting in class.
definition 7: so as not to be supported or connected.
She cut her long hair off.
definition 8: at a distance in space or with respect to future time.
Spring is a long way off.
definition 9: so as to be interrupted or ended.
The engagement was broken off.
definition 10: absolutely; totally.
Finish it off!
definition 11: so as to be divided or delineated.
They will mark off a playing field.
definition 12: into being or effect.
The celebration will come off tomorrow.
definition 13: so as to be on the way.
We will start off late next week.
definition 14: from the price.
taking ten dollars off
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: away from the surface of.
The plane rose off the ground.
definition 2: no longer connected to or with.
The handle is off the cup.She is off the council now.He's off his insurance.
antonyms:
on
definition 3: not currently engaged in or involved with.
The guard is off duty right now.He's finally off the phone!
definition 4: below.
on sale for twelve dollars off the regular price
definition 5: at the expense of.
living off one's family
definition 6: staying away or abstaining from.
She's off sweets because of her diet.
definition 7: near but some distance away from.
a park off the main street
definition 8: (informal) from.
He borrowed five dollars off me.
definition 9: through the use or consumption of.
She is living off her investments.
definition 10: below the normal level or standard of.
an athlete off his game
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: more distant; far.
the off side of the street
definition 2: inferior; spoiled.
The meat is off.
antonyms:
fresh
definition 3: free from work.
off hours
antonyms:
in, working
definition 4: inaccurate; incorrect.
a guess that is off
antonyms:
true
definition 5: slight; remote.
the off chance that one will become famous
similar words:
outside
definition 6: different from what is standard or usual.
Your game is off today.
similar words:
sour
definition 7: beginning to leave.
He is off to school.
definition 8: canceled.
The parade is off because it is raining.
antonyms:
on
definition 9: in a certain condition.
In matters of money she is well off.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the fact or condition of being off.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: offed, offing, offs
definition: slang to kill; murder.