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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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