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  • NomPREoff-
    1. (rare) beginning; starting point.
      1. He has been very obviously an untrustworthy narrator right from the off.
  • VerbeSGoffsPRoffingPT, PPoffed
    1. VT SLA To kill.
      1. He got in the way so I had him offed.
    2. VT (Singapore) To switch off.
      1. Can you off the light?
  • AdjectifCOMmore offSUPmost off
    1. Inoperative, disabled.
      1. All the lights are off.
    2. Rancid, rotten.
      1. This milk is off!
    3. (cricket) In, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman.
      1. Less than normal, in temperament or in result.
        1. sales are off this quarter
      2. Circumstanced (as in well off, better off, poorly off).
        1. 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago?' With that pointed question, Ronald Reagan defined the 1980 presidential election as a 92 referendum on Jimmy Carter's economic policies
      3. Started on the way.
        1. off to see the wizard
        2. And they're off! Whatsmyname takes an early lead, with Remember The Mane behind by a nose.
      4. Far; off to the side.
        1. the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse
      5. Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from a post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent.
        1. He took an off day for fishing.  an off year in politics; the off season
    4. AdverbeCOMmore offSUPmost off
      1. In a direction away from the speaker or object.
        1. No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or [ …] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.
      2. Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.
        1. Please switch off the light when you leave.   die off
      3. So as to be removed or separated.
        1. He bit off more than he could chew.
        2. Some branches were sawn off.
    5. Préposition
      1. Used to indicate movement away from a position on.
        1. I took it off the table.; Come off the roof!
      2. COL Out of the possession of.
        1. He didn't buy it off him. He stole it off him.
      3. Away from or not on.
        1. He's off the computer, but he's still on the phone.; Keep off the grass.
      4. Disconnected or subtracted from.
        1. We've been off the grid for three days now.; He took 20% off the list price.
      5. Distant from.
        1. We're just off the main road.; The island is 23 miles off the cape.
      6. No longer wanting or taking.
        1. He's been off his feed since Tuesday.; He's off his meds again.
      7. Placed after a number (of products or parts, as if a unit), in commerce or engineering.
        1. Tantalum bar 6 off 3/8" Dia × 12" — Atom, Great Britain Atomic Energy Authority, 1972
        2. samples submitted … 12 off Thermistors type 1K3A531 … — BSI test report for shock and vibration testing, 2000
        3. I'd like to re-order those printer cartridges, let's say 5-off.
    6. Plus d'exemples
      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
        • Doing the opponents an obvious favor, the football coach decided to call off the dogs early after his team was up 56-0.
        • An anonymous caller tipped off the police that the suspect would be in the area.
        • I got kicked off the team after a string of poor performances ‎
      2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
        • Off in the distance, he heard the thunder of hoofbeats, signalling a stampede.
      3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
        • Leave it to me. I'll try to work on the boss to give us the day off.
        • The 'bumsicle', as the jaded hospital doctors called him, had been frozen to the sidewalk and it took him and his partner a real solid effort to pry him off.
        • I don't want you to take much hair off; just snip my mullet off.

    Meaning of off for the defined word.

    Grammaticalement, ce mot "off" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes incomparable. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un singularia tantum. C'est aussi un préposition. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes transitif.
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      1. Adjectifs
        • Adverbes
          • Adverbes incomparable
          • Noms
            • Singularia tantum
              • Noms Indénombrable
            • Prépositions
              • Verbes
                • Verbes transitifs
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