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English definition of “push off”

push off

(IN WATER) phrasal verb with push     /pʊʃ/ verb
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.Pushing and shovingDeparting
(Definition of push off (IN WATER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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