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English definition of “work sth off”

work sth off

phrasal verb with work     /wɜːk/ US  /wɝːk/ verb
If you work off an unpleasant feeling , you get rid of it by doing something energetic : She works off stress by running for at least half an hour every day .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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