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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
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At one point, however, Molly said offhandedly, `If you don't mix beer with your activism, you'll burn out.
At the end of one of these visits, an attendant at the Catholic hospital wheeled her out to my sister's car and said offhandedly, "So, off to a nursing home?
To the contrary, corporate criminals are likely to offhandedly dismiss or heap scorn on anyone who questions their behavior.
Lessig treats this opposing view rather offhandedly, a serious flaw in an otherwise excellent book.
After she left, Nick described in his laconic way how they were quickly attracted to each other when he interviewed her for the part in Rebel Without a Cause: and he seemed offhandedly proud of having taken her virginity.
Naipaul momentarily lets his Anglophilic slip show here when he offhandedly recalls that: "More gifted men and women have come from [New Zealand's] population of three million than from the twenty-three millions of Argentines.
But even though he was treated so offhandedly, Rio still gives the shops his custom now that he has a bulging bank balance.
As president-elect, he offhandedly announced that he would allow gays to serve in the military, setting off a national firestorm: The proposal distracted attention from the rest of his agenda, and weakened his standing with the military.
After we offhandedly mentioned to the housekeeper one morning that we were celebrating our anniversary, we found a box of chocolates and a lovely note from the manager waiting for us on our return that evening.
It was at once a breathtaking engineering feat, an extraordinary political accomplishment, and -- almost offhandedly -- a death blow to the Plains Indians' way of life.
John Reader's Biography of a Continent is jam-packed with juicy morsels of information discussed with the appropriate weight and tone; neither offhandedly or condescending.
A similar moment occurs when Calhoun, angry at the memory of his brother, offhandedly remarks that his brother could be Allmuseri: "'Hell, Squibb, he could be from their tribe, for all I know.