off

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɒf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɔf, ɑf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ôf, of )


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off

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. am off to [bed, the store, work, school]
  2. am off to [find, buy, finish]
  3. the lights are off
  4. was off topic
  5. the [data, numbers] were (slightly) off
  6. the [deal, plan] is off
  7. the [relationship, couple] is off and on again
  8. [she, the topic] is off limits
  9. are [very, quite] well off
  10. is better off [without her, this way]
  11. the [milk, food] is off
  12. is [singing, playing] off key
adv
  1. have [Monday, the day] off
  2. need [more, some] time off
  3. slang, UK: went off on one
  4. the gloves are off
  5. (my) hat's off to you
prep
  1. is hot off the [grill, press, stove]
  2. is off the charts
  3. off the record
  4. UK: was off his head (on drugs)
  5. slang: is off her rocker
n
  1. UK: led [straight, right] from the off
  2. UK: looked [comfortable, confident, composed] right from the off
  3. UK: is [ready, raring] for the off
  4. UK: [warmed, loosened] up before the off
  5. [participated, took part, competed] in a cook-off
  6. [won, lost] the bake-off
  7. golf: the tee-off
  8. the [players, co-workers] were locked in a stare-off
additional examples
  1. UK: led [straight, right] from the off
  2. am off to [bed, the store, work, school]
  3. UK: looked [comfortable, confident, composed] right from the off
  4. am off to [find, buy, finish]
  5. UK: is [ready, raring] for the off
  6. get off (work) at [5:00]
  7. UK: [warmed, loosened] up before the off
  8. get off (of) me!
  9. [participated, took part, competed] in a cook-off
  10. the lights are off
  11. [won, lost] the bake-off
  12. have [Monday, the day] off
  13. golf: the tee-off
  14. need [more, some] time off
  15. the [players, co-workers] were locked in a stare-off
  16. was off topic
  17. the [data, numbers] were (slightly) off
  18. the [deal, plan] is off
  19. the [relationship, couple] is off and on again
  20. off-road [driving, hiking, racing]
  21. off-plan [property, purchases]
  22. offshore [investment, banking]
  23. [she, the topic] is off limits
  24. are [very, quite] well off
  25. (from) a well-off family
  26. is better off [without her, this way]
  27. the [milk, food] is off
  28. UK: [uh-oh, oh no], she's off (again)!
  29. slang, UK: went off on one
  30. is hot off the [grill, press, stove]
  31. the gloves are off
  32. (my) hat's off to you
  33. is off the charts
  34. off the record
  35. is [singing, playing] off key
  36. off-key singing
  37. off with his head!
  38. UK: was off his head (on drugs)
  39. slang: is off her rocker
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