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Synonyms of off in English:


  • 1 the youths scrambled out of the car and ran off
    away, to a distance, from here, from there
  • 2 David took a day off
    away, absent, out, unavailable, not working, not at work, off duty, on holiday, on leave, free, at leisure, idle;
    North American  on vacation
  • adjective

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  • 1 strawberries are off
    unavailable, unobtainable, finished, sold out
    [Antonyms] available
  • 2 due to a waterlogged pitch, the game was called off
    [Antonyms] on
  • 3 the fish/milk is off
    rotten, bad, stale, mouldy, high, sour, rancid, turned, spoiled, putrid, putrescent
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 4British I felt decidedly off See off colour
  • 5 informal his boss deducted the money from his pay, which was a bit off
    unfair, unjust, uncalled for, below the belt, unacceptable, unjustified, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsatisfactory, unwarranted, unnecessary, inequitable
    informal a bit much
    British informal out of order, a bit thick
    Australian/New Zealand informal over the fence
    [Antonyms] fair, reasonable
  • 6 informal he was being really off with me
    [Antonyms] friendly
  • Phrases

    off and on
    the book he has been working at, off and on, for over 20 years
    [Antonyms] regularly
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