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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 falling short of a standard
  • the milk tasted off

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2 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment
  • the computer is off, so you'll have to turn it on in order to use it

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3 not being in agreement with what is true
  • that claim that everyone is actually related to everyone else seems a bit off

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4 small in degree
  • on the off chance that you do get straight A's, you can skip a grade

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5 hinting at or intended to call to mind matters regarded as indecent
  • a telltale smirk suggested that there was something off about his parting shot

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off

adverb

Synonyms of off (Entry 2 of 3)

from this or that place
  • move off a few yards before I throw the football

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off

verb
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Synonyms & Antonyms of off (Entry 3 of 3)

to put to death deliberately
  • the hit man was rumored to have offed at least three people in the last year alone

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The first known use of off was before the 12th century

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“Off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/off. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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