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push off

verb uk phrasal verb with push   /pʊʃ/ us  

(GO)

mainly UK slang used to rudely tell someone to go away: He told me to push off.

(IN WATER)

to push against the side of a pool, lake, or river in order to move your body or a boat away from the side: He pushed off from the side of the pool and swam slowly to the other side.
Translations of “push off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滾開, 滾開,走開…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滚开, 滚开,走开…
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