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off British & World English

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

off English Thesaurus

the youths scrambled out of the car and ran off

on–off British & World English

(Of a switch) having two positions, ‘on’ and ‘off’

on the air British & World English

Being (or not being) broadcast on radio or television

on camera British & World English

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

on someone's case British & World English

Continually (or no longer) criticizing or harassing someone

clock out British & World English

Register one’s departure from work by means of an automatic recording clock

on duty British & World English

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

have it away British & World English

Have sexual intercourse

live high on the hog British & World English

Have a luxurious lifestyle

off side in off British & World English

The half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) towards which the batsman’s feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball

on the wagon British & World English

Abstaining (or not abstaining) from drinking alcohol

away with British & World English

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

Romanov New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

dynasty that ruled in Russia 1613–1917

be off British & World English

Go away; leave

Fg Off British & World English

(In the UK) Flying Officer

go off British & World English

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

in-off British & World English

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

beg off British & World English

Withdraw from an undertaking

cop off British & World English

Have a sexual encounter

cry off British & World English

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

cut-off British & World English

A point or level which is a designated limit of something

day off British & World English

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

die-off British & World English

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

far off British & World English

Remote in time or space

get off British & World English

Escape a punishment; be acquitted

lay off British & World English

Give up or stop doing something

lay-off British & World English

A temporary or permanent discharge of a worker or workers

let-off British & World English

A chance to escape or avoid something, especially defeat

lie off British & World English

(Of a ship) stand some distance from shore or from another ship

log off British & World English

Go through the procedures to conclude use of a computer, database, or system

mid-off British & World English

A fielding position on the off side near the bowler

nod off British & World English

Fall asleep, especially briefly or unintentionally

off-air British & World English

Not being broadcast on radio or television

off-dry British & World English

(Of wine) having an almost dry flavour, with just a trace of sweetness

off-gas British & World English

A gas which is given off, especially one emitted as the by-product of a chemical process

off-key British & World English

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

one-off British & World English

Done, made, or happening only once

pay off British & World English

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

pay-off British & World English

A payment made to someone, especially as a bribe or on leaving a job


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