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English definition of “get (sb) off”

get (sb) off

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US 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.
(Definition of get (sb) off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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