warn off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of warn off

: to tell (someone) to go or stay away in order to avoid danger or trouble
  • The neighbors warned us off their land.

Word by Word Definitions

warn play
  1. : to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or evil

  2. : to give admonishing advice to : counsel

  3. : to call to one's attention : inform

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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