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English definition of “get (sb) off”

get (sb) off

(SLEEP) phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
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!Sleep and sleeping
(Definition of get (sb) off (SLEEP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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