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English definition of “off”

off

adverb (REMOVED)    /ɒf/ US  /ɑːf/
A2 used with actions in which something is removed or removes itself from another thing: Take your jacket off. One of my buttons has come off. She's had all her hair cut off.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of off adverb (REMOVED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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