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English definition of “pension sth off”

pension sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with pension   /ˈpen.ʃən/ us  
to stop using something, usually a machine, because it is old and has been used too much: After flying for 38 years, their Wessex helicopter is about to be pensioned off.
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