be rained off

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be rained off

British
: to be canceled because of rain
  • Today's game was rained off and will be played tomorrow instead.

Word by Word Definitions

rain play rained
  1. : water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere

  2. : the descent of this water

  3. : water that has fallen as rain : rainwater

  1. : to send down rain

  2. : to fall as water in drops from the clouds

  3. : to fall like rain

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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