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

  • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

Synonyms for off in the sense of this definition

(off is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of off ) murder without leaving a trace on the body

(... is a kind of off ) murder in a planned fashion

"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

Definition 2: not in operation or operational - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the oven is off
  • the lights are off

(off is similar to ...) not plugged in or connected to a power source

"the iron is disconnected"

Definition 3: (of events) no longer planned or scheduled - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the wedding is definitely off

Synonyms for off in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: at a distance in space or time - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
  • the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
  • away back in the 18th century

Synonyms for off in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete) - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • 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
  • they drove off
  • go forth and preach

Synonyms for off in the sense of this definition

(off is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 6: no longer on or in contact or attached - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • clean off the dirt
  • he shaved off his mustache

Definition 7: not performing or scheduled for duties - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • He's off every Tuesday

(off is similar to ...) not engaged in full-time work

"inactive reserve" "an inactive member"

Definition 8: in an unpalatable state - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • sour milk

Synonyms for off in the sense of this definition

(off is similar to ...) having turned bad

Definition 9: below a satisfactory level - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an off year for tennis
  • his performance was off

(off is similar to ...) not giving satisfaction

"shops should take back unsatisfactory goods" "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory" "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory" "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"

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