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Dictionary definition for: Off

1. (a) not in operation or operational; "the oven is off" "the lights are off"

2. (r) from a particular thing or place or position (`forth" is obsolete) "ran away from the lion" "wanted to get away from there" "sent the children away to boarding school" "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal" "went off to school"

3. (s) below a satisfactory level; "an off year for tennis" "his performance was off"

4. (r) at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or away) "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away) "away back in the 18th century"

5. (a) (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is definitely off"

6. (r) no longer on or in contact or attached; "clean off the dirt" "he shaved off his mustache"

7. (s) in an unpalatable state; "sour milk"

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