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Synonyms of off in English:


  • 1 Kate's off today
    away, absent, out, unavailable, not at work, off duty, on leave, on vacation;
    free, at leisure;
    British  on holiday
    [Antonyms] in, at work, working
  • 2 the game's off
    canceled, postponed, called off, shelved
    [Antonyms] on
  • adjective

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  • 1 the fish was a bit off
    rotten, bad, stale, moldy, sour, rancid, turned, spoiled, putrid, putrescent;
    (of beer)  skunky
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 2 informal I felt decidedly off
    unwell, ill, out of sorts, not oneself, sick, indisposed, bad
    informal under the weather, not up to par, lousy, crummy
    vulgar slang crappy
    [Antonyms] well
  • Phrases

    off and on
    I still play tennis, but only off and on
    periodically, at intervals, on and off, (every) once in a while, every so often, (every) now and then/again, from time to time, occasionally, sometimes, intermittently, irregularly
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