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off pronunciación
adverb
1 away; at or to a distance.
2 in or into a position which is not attached; loose; separate The handle came off .
3 colloq ahead in time Easter is a week off .
4 in or into a state of no longer working or operating; not on Turn the radio off .
5 in or into a state of being stopped or cancelled The match was rained off .
6 in or into a state of sleep nodded off .
7 to the end, so as to be completely finished Finish the work off .
8 away from work or one's duties Take an hour off .
9 away from a course; aside Turn off into a side street .
10 situated as regards money well off badly off .
adjective
1 said of an electrical device: not functioning or operating; disconnected; not on The radio was off .
2 cancelled; not taking place The meeting's off .
3 orig naut most distant; furthest away.
4 said of the side of a vehicle, etc: nearest the centre of the road, ie on the right in the UK.
5 not good; not up to standard an off day .
6 cricket on the side of the field towards which the batsman's feet are pointing, usually the bowler's left. Opposite of on ( adjective 6).
7 in a restaurant, on a menu, etc: no longer available as a choice Peas are off .
8 said especially of food or drink: in a state of decay; gone bad or sour The milk was off .
preposition
1 from or away from something Lift it off the shelf .
2 removed from or no longer attached to something.
3 opening out of, leading from, or not far from something a side street off the main road .
4 not wanting or no longer attracted by something off one's food go off him .
5 no longer using something, etc be off the tablets .
6 not up to the usual standard of something off one's game .
7 out to sea from (a specified country, area of land, etc) off the coast of Spain .
noun
1 (usu the off) the start, eg of a race or journey ready for the off .
2 cricket the side of a field towards which the batsman's feet are pointing, usually the bowler's left.
[Anglo-Saxon of away]
a bit off colloq said of behaviour, etc: unacceptable or unfair.
off and on now and then; occasionally.


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