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(adj.) not performing or scheduled for duties; 'He's off every Tuesday' .
(adj.) not in operation or operational; 'the oven is off'; 'the lights are off' .
(adj.) (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; 'the wedding is definitely off' .
(adj.) below a satisfactory level; 'an off year for tennis'; 'his performance was off' .
(adj.) in an unpalatable state; 'sour milk' .
(adv.) no longer on or in contact or attached; 'clean off the dirt'; 'he shaved off his mustache'.
(adv.) 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'.
(adv.) In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:
(adv.) Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.
(adv.) Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.
(adv.) Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.
(adv.) Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.
(adv.) Denoting opposition or negation.
(interj.) Away; begone; -- a command to depart.
(prep.) Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.
(a.) On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse or ox; the off leg.
(a.) Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics.
(n.) The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.
prep. . Not on, not upon.. Facing, fronting, against, opposite, opposite to.
a. Most distant, on the farther side, on the right side.
adv. from: away from: on the opposite side of a question.—adj. most distant: on the opposite or farther side: on the side of a cricket-field right of the wicket-keeper and left of the bowler: not devoted to usual business as an Off day.—prep. not on.—interj. away! depart!—adj. and adv. Off′-and-on′ occasional.—adj. Off′-col′our of inferior value: indisposed.—n. Off′-come (Scot.) an apology pretext: any exhibition of temper &c.—adv. Off′-hand at once: without hesitating.—adj. without study: impromptu: free and easy.—adj. Off′ish reserved in manner.—ns. Off′-print a reprint of a single article from a magazine or other periodical—the French tirage ?part German Abdruck; Off′-reck′oning an allowance formerly made to certain British officers from the money appropriated for army clothing.—v.t. Off′saddle to unsaddle.—ns. Off′scouring matter scoured off: refuse: anything vile or despised; Off′-scum refuse or scum; Off′set (in accounts) a sum or value set off against another as an equivalent: a short lateral shoot or bulb: a terrace on a hillside: (archit.) a horizontal ledge on the face of a wall: in surveying a perpendicular from the main line to an outlying point.—v.t. (in accounts) to place against as an equivalent.—n. Off′shoot that which shoots off from the main stem stream &c.: anything growing out of another.—adv. Off′shore in a direction from the shore as a wind: at a distance from the shore.—adj. from the shore.—ns. Off′side the right-hand side in driving: the farther side; Off′spring that which springs from another: a child or children: issue: production of any kind.—Off one's chump head demented; Off one's feed indisposed to eat.—Be off to go away quickly; Come off Go off Show off Take off &c. (see Come Go Show Take &c.); Ill off poor or unfortunate; Tell off to count: to assign as for a special duty; Well off rich well provided.
- I'm a-going off! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Mr. Beaufort's secret, people were agreed, was the way he carried things off. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- She asks for a hundred pounds, and endeavors to buy them off. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- But here there was nothing to be shifted off in a wild speculation on the future. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Seizing the professor by the arm, Mr. Philander set off in the direction that would put the greatest distance between themselves and the lion. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- I am sufficiently well off to keep a hundred and fifty ton steam yacht, which is at present lying at Southampton, ready to start when I wish. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- You would compare them, I said, to those invalids who, having no self-restraint, will not leave off their habits of intemperance? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- If I was young, it would all have to be gone through again, and the end would be a weary way off, don't you see? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- The common man in France was more free, better off, and happier during the Terror than he had been in 1787. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- But it was good to break that off a little. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- If as a set-off (excuse the legal phrase from a barrister-at-law) you would like to ask Tippins to tea, I pledge myself to make love to her. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I'm glad Mas'r didn't go off this morning, as he looked to, said Tom; that ar hurt me more than sellin', it did. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- He sat down beside her and waited; but suddenly he heard a step echoing far off down the empty rooms, and felt the pressure of the minutes. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- What a wrong, to cut off the girl from the family protection and inheritance only because she had chosen a man who was poor! 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Another way to make the composition is to soak over night in cold water best gelatine or glue 1 part, and the excess of water poured off. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- Mr. Gardiner had waited only for the letters before he set off. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Well, said he, did you see him take it off? 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- He went out before I went off. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Every one heard, of course, that there had been some disagreement--some misunderstanding---- Did she hear that Bertha turned me off the yacht? 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- He has been talking off and on about such like all day, ma'am, said Jenny softly. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I will try to be worthy, he said, breaking off before he could say of you as well as of her. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- My footman was at that instance setting off for my sister and Dr. Bain: and my good housekeeper was in tears. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- She knows I'm a going to tell,' here his delight broke out again, 'and has made off. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I have heard from my uncle how well you speak in public, so that every one is sorry when you leave off, and how clearly you can explain things. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Not wanting to go through the yard, because of the dogs, she turned off along the hill-side to descend on the pond from above. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Some distance off, across a paddock, lay a long gray-tiled out-building. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Of course he may have just mucked off with him too. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- I should like that well enough, dear,' replied Charlotte; 'but tills ain't to be emptied every day, and people to get clear off after it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- Suddenly she aroused herself and exclaimed, But I'll shake it off. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Mr. Sprague realized the trouble, quickly threw off the current and stopped the engine. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.