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count off

Definition of count off

  1. :  to count numbers that are spaced a certain number apart <The students counted off one by one.>



Word by Word Definitions

countplay
  1. :  to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved :  number

    :  to name the numbers in order up to and including

    :  to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. :  the action or process of counting

    :  a total obtained by counting :  tally

    :  reckoning, account

  1. :  a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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