get off

verb
got off; got off or gotten off; getting off; gets off

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
2a : utter get off a joke
b : to write and send
3 : to succeed in doing, making, or delivering
4 : to cause to get off

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Examples of get off in a Sentence

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

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Also, get off the phone and check with a family member or the person who supposedly called you. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood police: Grandmom loses $25K to caller posing as officer," 5 June 2019 Wauwatosa detectives were able to recover video from a Milwaukee County bus that showed two males matching the descriptions of the individuals around the time of the incident getting off bus at Bluemound Road at North Mayfair Road. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two teens charged in connection with May 27 armed robbery outside a Wauwatosa Qdoba," 5 June 2019 The state legalized video gambling in 2009 — allowing legal payouts at those video poker and slot machines inside bars and restaurants — and although revenue got off to a slow start, insiders are now making millions from the losses of players. Kristen Mcqueary, chicagotribune.com, "Ties between lawmakers and the gambling industry? The IG should investigate.," 3 June 2019 Catie ultimately got off the waitlist for The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in May after all of her friends had enrolled in other schools. James Wellemeyer, Teen Vogue, "Applying to College Early Is a Privilege Not Every Student Can Afford," 20 Mar. 2019 While the series got off to a rocky start, Ahsoka quickly became a popular and enduring character in the franchise who grew up to become a wise, strong leader for the growing rebellion in the next animated show, Star Wars Rebels. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "What’s in your bag, Ashley Eckstein?," 14 Dec. 2018 But these transmissions also tend to slip the clutch like a manual when getting off the line and can shift rougher than a torque-converter automatic. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "What You Need to Know about Ford's PowerShift Transmission Problems," 13 May 2019 For example, the Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B radar satellites launched in April 2014 and April 2016, respectively. Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B got off the ground in June 2015 and March 2017, on missions to gather high-resolution optical imagery. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Liftoff! Europe's Newest 'Sentinel' Satellite Will Study Earth's Seas, Land and Air," 25 Apr. 2018 Against all odds, the EGOT winner got off to a strong start in season 16 and secured what some might call a legendary team during the Blind Auditions. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Coach John Legend Made a Huge Mistake During the Battle Rounds," 30 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of get off

1601, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of get off was in 1601

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