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get (sb) off

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  

(SLEEP)

to start sleeping, or to help a baby to start sleeping: It was so hot that I didn't get off (to sleep) till three o'clock. I've been trying to get the baby off (to sleep) for an hour!

(PLEASURE)

slang to have or give someone an orgasm : They got off at the same time.
Translations of “get (sb) off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 入睡, (使)入睡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入睡, (使)入睡…
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