get off


get off

verb

Definition of GET OFF

intransitive verb
1
:  to avoid the most serious consequences of a dangerous situation or punishment <got off with a light sentence>
2
:  start, leave <got off on the trip early>
3
:  to leave work with permission or as scheduled
4
:  to get high on a drug
5
:  to experience orgasm
6
:  to experience great pleasure —often used with on
transitive verb
1
:  to secure the release of or procure a modified penalty for <his lawyers got him off>
2
a :  utter <get off a joke>
b :  to write and send
3
:  to succeed in doing, making, or delivering
4
:  to cause to get off

Examples of GET OFF

  1. <told him to get off for home before it got dark>
  2. <breakfast helps you get off to a good start in the morning>

First Known Use of GET OFF

1606

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