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English definition of “off”


preposition (AWAY FROM)    /ɒf/ US  /ɑːf/
B1 down or away from a place, position, or time, especially the present place, position, or time: There was a 'Keep off the grass' sign. All the berries had dropped off the tree. He fell off his bike. We're still a long way off our target of £30,000. I hope she knows where to get off (= leave) the bus/train. How far off finishing the project are we? (= How much more is there to do?) We've been working on the flat for six months now but we're still a long way off finishing. We're not far off (= we are quite near) London now.Moving downwardsFalling and droppingSpending time and time passingDistant in space and time
(Definition of off preposition (AWAY FROM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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