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