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Off. US English

Office

off US English

Away from the place in question; to or at a distance

on–off US English

(Of a switch) having two positions, “on” and “off.”

on the air US English

Being (or not being) broadcast on radio or television

on camera US English

While being filmed or televised (or not being filmed or televised)

on someone's case US English

Continually (or no longer) criticizing or harassing someone

on the chance US English

Just in case

prick something out US English

Transplant seedlings to a container or bed that provides adequate room for growth

straight away US English

Immediately

straight out US English

Without hesitation or deliberation

whip something out US English

Write something hurriedly

away with US English

Used in exhortations to take or send someone or something away, in, out, etc.

on duty US English

Engaged (or not engaged) in one’s regular work

have it away US English

Have sexual intercourse

live high on the hog US English

Have a luxurious lifestyle

be off in be US English

Go away; leave

be off US English

Go away; leave

Fg Off US English

(In the UK) Flying Officer

go off in go1 US English

(Of a gun, bomb, or similar device) explode or fire

go off US English

(Of a gun, bomb, or similar device) explode or fire

in-off US English

The pocketing of the cue ball (a scoring stroke in billiards, a foul in snooker) by bouncing it off another ball

beg off in beg US English

Request to be excused from a question or obligation

beg off US English

Request to be excused from a question or obligation

bug off US English

Go away

cry off in cry US English

Go back on a promise or fail to keep to an arrangement

cry off US English

Go back on a promise or fail to keep to an arrangement

far off US English

Remote in time or space

die-off US English

A period in which a significant proportion of a population dies naturally, usually within a short time

day off US English

A day’s vacation from work or school on what would normally be a working day

get off in get US English

Escape a punishment; be acquitted

get off US English

Escape a punishment; be acquitted

pay off in pay1 US English

(Of a course of action) yield good results; succeed

pop off US English

Die

put-off US English

An evasive reply

rub off in rub US English

Be transferred by contact or association

rub off US English

Be transferred by contact or association

rip-off US English

A fraud or swindle, especially something that is grossly overpriced

set off in set1 US English

Begin a journey

set off US English

Begin a journey

set-off US English

An item or amount that is or may be set off against another in the settlement of accounts

tee off in tee2 US English

Play the ball from a tee; begin a round or hole of golf

tee off US English

Play the ball from a tee; begin a round or hole of golf

tip-off US English

A piece of information, typically one given in a discreet or confidential way

mid-off US English

A fielding position on the off side near the bowler

nod off in nod US English

Fall asleep, especially briefly or unintentionally

nod off US English

Fall asleep, especially briefly or unintentionally

off-gas US English

A gas that is given off, especially one emitted as the byproduct of a chemical process

off-key US English

(Of music or singing) not having the correct tone or pitch; out of tune


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