off adverb, preposition Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
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off

adverb, preposition
 
 
/ɒf/
NOT TOUCHING A2 not touching or connected to something or not on a surface: Keep off the grass! A button came off my coat.Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone
AWAY B1 away from a place or position: He ran off to find his friend. I'll be off (= will go) soon.Distant in space and time
NOT OPERATING A2 not operating or being used: Make sure you switch your computer off.Not functioning
NEAR B2 near to a building or place: an island off the coast of SpainNext to and beside
PRICE B1 If a price has a certain amount of money off, it costs that much less than the usual price: These jeans were $10 off.Value and price decreases
DISTANCE/TIME far in distance or time: You can see the village off in the distance. My holidays seem a long way off.Distant in space and time
go off sth/sb UK B2 to stop liking something or someone: I've gone off meat.Not liking
NOT AT WORK A2 not at work: I had 6 months off when my son was born. →  See also off the cuff , on and off Time off work
(Definition of off adverb, preposition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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