Definition of measure off
- They measured off a half-acre plot for the house lot.
- He measured off three yards of cloth.
: an adequate or due portion
: a moderate degree
: a fixed or suitable limit : bounds
: to choose or control with cautious restraint : regulate
: to regulate by a standard : govern
: to allot or apportion in measured amounts
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
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
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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