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English definition of “off”

off

adjective [never before noun]
 
 
/ɒf/
NOT CORRECT not correct: Our sales figures were off by ten percent.Wrong
FOOD B2 If food or drink is off, it is not now fresh and good to eat or drink: This milk smells off.Not pleasant to eat or drink
NOT AT WORK A2 not at work: He's off today - I think he's ill. → See also off-chanceTime off work
(Definition of off adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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