off and on

adverb

Definition of off and on

: with periodic cessation : intermittently rained off and on all day

Other Words from off and on

off-and-on adjective
They have an off-and-on relationship. off-and-on work

Examples of off and on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stories appeared, off and on, during the second half of 1881. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 Jenner and Scott's relationship has been off and on since 2017, and Jenner also goes back and forth about possibly marrying her partner and the father of her kids. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 29 May 2022 Like Johnson, Grosjean had a long career in racing before joining the IndyCar series, competing in Formula One off and on since 2008. Wilson Moore, USA TODAY, 22 May 2022 Like Johnson, Grosjean had a long career in racing before joining the IndyCar series, competing in Formula One off and on since 2008. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 21 May 2022 This is true for all the models and most of the poses, some of which are torturous and might need to be held off and on for hours. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2022 Privacy > Location Services, and toggle the switch off and on while Wi-Fi is enabled on the iPhone. Dalvin Brown, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Storms could begin during the overnight hours tonight and last off and on through Sunday. Leigh Morgan, al, 15 Apr. 2022 Screening appointments have been postponed off and on due to the pandemic. Korin Miller, Health.com, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of off and on

1535, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Off and on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20and%20on. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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