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off one's rocker

Definition of off one's rocker


  1. :  not sane :  crazy <You must be off your rocker if you think I'm going to do that!>

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  either of two curving pieces of wood or metal on which an object (as a cradle) rocks

    :  any of various objects (as a rocking chair or an infant's toy having a seat placed between side pieces) that rock on rockers

    :  any of various objects in the form of a rocker or with parts resembling a rocker (as a skate with a curved blade)

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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