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Definitions and Synonyms of get off | Another word for get off | What is get off?

Definition 1: escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action - [verb of communication]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gets away with murder!
  • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

Synonyms for get off in the sense of this definition

(get off is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of get off ) use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid

"The con man always evades"

Definition 2: cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case - [verb of communication]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lawyer got him off, even though there was no doubt in everybody's mind that he killed his wife

(get off belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: deliver verbally - [verb of communication]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got off the best line I've heard in a long time

(get off is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

Definition 4: transfer - [verb of communication]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The spy sent the classified information off to Russia

Synonyms for get off in the sense of this definition

(get off is a kind of ...) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

Definition 5: get high, stoned, or drugged - [verb of consumption]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He trips every weekend

Synonyms for get off in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: send via the postal service - [verb of contact]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll mail you the check tomorrow

Synonyms for get off in the sense of this definition

(get off is a kind of ...) to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

"He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept"

(... is a kind of get off ) send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

Definition 7: alight from (a horse) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for get off in the sense of this definition

(get off is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(get off belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

Definition 8: get out of quickly - [verb of motion]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The officer hopped out when he spotted an illegally parked car

Synonyms for get off in the sense of this definition

(get off is a kind of ...) move out of or depart from

"leave the room" "the fugitive has left the country"

Definition 9: leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc. - [verb of motion]

(get off is a kind of ...) move out of or depart from

"leave the room" "the fugitive has left the country"

(... is a kind of get off ) leave a train

(... is a kind of get off ) get off an airplane

Definition 10: enjoy in a sexual way - [verb of perception]

Samples where get off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He gets off on shoes

(get off is a kind of ...) get pleasure from

"I love cooking"

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