Get off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡet ˈɒf|
Brit.  |ˈɡet ɒf|  British pronunciation of the word get off

verb

- leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
- be relieved of one's duties temporarily
- transfer (syn: send, send off)
- cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case
- escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action (syn: escape, get away, get by, get out)
- enjoy in a sexual way
- alight from (a horse) (syn: dismount, get down, light, unhorse)
- get out of quickly
- send via the postal service (syn: mail)
- get high, stoned, or drugged (syn: trip, turn on)
- deliver verbally

Examples

We must be getting off now.

He got off to a flying start.

I got a good joke off today.

There's a dirty mark on the wall that I can't get off.

The last three sailors were got off just before the ship sank.

The man went to prison but the two boys got off (with a warning).

I had a bad night, I went to bed early enough, but for some reason I couldn't get off (to sleep).

He gets off on loud music, but I don't.

He's always getting off with new secretaries.

...told him to get off for home before it got dark...

...breakfast helps you get off to a good start in the morning...

Seven people in the bus were killed but the train passengers got off lightly.

I'll meet you after work - what time do you get off?

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