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swear off

Definition of swear off

chiefly US

  1. :  to stop doing, having, or being involved in (something) <He was so disgusted by the election results that he swore off politics for good.> <She tried to swear off chocolate, but she couldn't do it.>



Word by Word Definitions

swearplay
  1. :  to utter or take solemnly (an oath)

    :  to assert as true or promise under oath

    :  to assert or promise emphatically or earnestly

  1. :  oath, swearword

  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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