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off-piste

Syllabification: off-piste

Definition of off-piste in English:

adjective& adverb

Skiing
1Away from prepared ski runs: [as adjective]: challenging expanses of off-piste skiing
More example sentences
  • The huge adrenalin rush of surfing titanic waves such as this is often compared with other extreme sports such as skydiving and off-piste snowboarding and skiing.
  • During the winter her main activities are off-piste skiing and ski touring.
  • Initially I was just a holiday skier, but after we got our apartment here I took up off-piste skiing and ski-touring very seriously.
1.1So as to deviate from what is conventional, usual, or expected: [as adverb]: on this occasion I went off-piste and booked in at The Griffin, a place none of us had ever visited before. [as adjective]: an off-piste show
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  • Cocktail purists would say a classic drink can't be improved, but it can be fun to go off-piste.
  • It was only when we ventured off-piste that the dishes were less convincing.
  • Last year one of the A-Level exam boards asked me to talk to a group of music teachers who wanted some deep background on contemporary music, to inform their understanding of the curriculum by going 'off-piste'.

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