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English definition of “off”

off

adverb (COMPLETELY)    /ɒf/ US  /ɑːf/
in such a way as to be completely absent, especially because of having been used or killed: It says on the bottle that it kills off all known germs. It'll take some time before she manages to pay off all her debts. The good thing about exercise is that it burns off calories. Between us we managed to finish off eight bottles of wine.Unavailable and inaccessiblePresent
(Definition of off adverb (COMPLETELY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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