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Spanish translation of “off”

off

adverb /of/
away (from a place, time etc)
fuera
He walked off She cut her hair off The holidays are only a week off She took off her coat.
not working; not giving power etc
apagado, cerrado
The water’s off Switch off the light.
not at work
libre
He’s taking tomorrow off He’s off today.
completely
completamente
Finish off your work.
not as good as usual, or as it should be
malo, mediocre
His work has gone off recently
(of food) rotten
pasado, caducado
This milk has gone off – we can’t drink it (also adjective) That meat is certainly off.
out of a vehicle, train etc
fuera
The bus stopped and we got off.
cancelled
anulado
The marriage is off.
off-chance noun a slight chance
por si acaso
We waited, on the off-chance (that) he might come.
off-colour adjective ( off-color) not very well
indispuesto
She’s a bit off-colour this morning.
offhand adjective acting or speaking so casually that one is being rude
brusco, descortés
offhand behaviour.
offhandedly adverb
bruscamente
I felt that she behaved somewhat off-handedly.
offhandedness noun
brusquedad
off-licence noun (British ) a shop/store that sells alcohol in bottles and cans for customers to take away; liquor store (American)
tienda de licores
offline adjective, adverb using a computer, but not connected to the Internet
sin conexión
I read the email offline.
(of computer equipment) not connected directly to a computer
desconectado
The printer is currently offline.
offshore adjective in or on the sea, not far from the coast
de la costa
offshore oil wells.
(of winds) blowing away from the coast, out to sea
terrenal, de tierra
Strong offshore winds are forecast for this afternoon.
offside adverb (in football/soccer, hockey etc) in a position (not allowed by the rules) between the ball and the opponents’ goal
en fuera de juego
The referee disallowed the goal because one of the players had moved offside (also adjective) He was in an offside position.
offspring noun (plural offspring) (formal, humorous) someone’s child or children
hijos
parents who allow their badly behaved offspring to run around shouting and screaming.
an animal’s baby or babies
cría
An adult giraffe must protect its offspring against various predators.
off-white adjective not quite white, eg slightly yellow etc
de color hueso, blanquecino
an off-white dress.
badly adjective ( well off) poor, rich
bien/mal de dinero
The family was quite well off.
be off with you! go away!
¡vete!
in the offing about to happen
en perspectiva
He has a new job in the offing.
off and on / on and off sometimes; occasionally
de vez en cuando, a ratos
I see him off and on at the club.
the off season noun the period, at a hotel, holiday resort etc, when there are few visitors
temporada baja
It’s very quiet here in the off season (adjective (etc)) off-season rates.
(Definition of off from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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