help off/on

phrasal verb

helped off/on; helping off/on; helps off/on
: to do something that makes it easier for (someone) to put on or take off (clothing, shoes, etc.)
Let me help you off with your boots.
He helped her on with her coat.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Arizona and Arkansas played the ball screens straight up, with no help off the guards, leaving the Aztecs at the mercy of contested, unassisted jump shots off the dribble by Trammell and Matt Bradley. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2022 Throughout the game, IU brought help off the wings on drives, leaving the perimeter unguarded for the 3s that kept Kennesaw State in the game. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Dec. 2022 Hubertas Pivorius, Trey Robinson and Jake Evans are back after providing help off the bench last season. Kyle Brown, The Enquirer, 1 Nov. 2022 Zeke and Schultz also needed help off the field: TE Dalton Schultz & RB Ezekiel Elliott both stayed on the turf after their right legs bent awkwardly on respective tackles in the first and second quarters, Schultz on a 15-yard catch and Zeke on a 14-yard run. Dallas News, 24 Oct. 2022 The Phillies run of five straight postseason appearances -- that included the 2008 World Series championship and 2009 NL pennant -- ended with Howard needing help off the field after a 1-0 loss to Chris Carpenter and the eventual champion Cardinals. Dan Gelston, ajc, 13 Oct. 2022 Now Leota is sidelined for the foreseeable future, and likely the remainder of the season, leaving Auburn in need of some help off the edge. Tom Green |, al, 6 Oct. 2022 With returning all-Conference USA selection Makai Hart anchored at right tackle, UTSA coach Jeff Traylor didn’t spend much time drawing up plans to provide blocking help off the right edge. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Sep. 2022 Apple incorporated satellite connectivity in its iPhone 14 lineup for when people need help off the grid, a feature called Emergency SOS via satellite. Shara Tibken, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Help off/on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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