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  • v  kill intentionally and with premeditation
  • a  not in operation or operational
    the oven is off
    the lights are off
  • s  below a satisfactory level
    an off year for tennis
    his performance was off
  • a  (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
    the wedding is definitely off
  • s  in an unpalatable state
  • s  not performing or scheduled for duties
    He's off every Tuesday
  • r  from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    went off to school
    they drove off
  • 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)
  • r  no longer on or in contact or attached
    clean off the dirt
    he shaved off his mustache

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