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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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Merrylegs could not be resisted, so we broke off our long conversation, and got up our spirits by munching some very sweet apples which lay scattered on the grass.
Tell him to slack off the mainsheet, and before you know it, he'd drop the peak.
Now the reason hair falls off is because it hangs DOWN--things never fall UPWARDS, you know.
But besides the fact that cutting off Napoleon with his army would have been senseless, it was impossible.
Hans brushed his coat, wiped his face and hands, rested a while, and then drove off his cow quietly, and thought his bargain a very lucky one.
I don't believe, mother, that harmless cheerfulness and good humour are thought greater sins in Heaven than shirt-collars are, and I do believe that those chaps are just about as right and sensible in putting down the one as in leaving off the other--that's my belief.
They are out again and up; coachee the last, gathering the reins into his hands and talking to Jem the hostler about the mare's shoulder, and then swinging himself up on to the box--the horses dashing off in a canter before he falls into his seat.
He said he would watch out, and if they tried to come any such game on him he knowed of a place six or seven mile off to stow me in, where they might hunt till they dropped and they couldn't find me.
The distance to the killing-grounds was only half a mile, but it took an hour to cover, because if the seals went too fast Kerick knew that they would get heated and then their fur would come off in patches when they were skinned.
The approach of night put an end to the skirmishing fire of the adverse parties, and the savages drew off without renewing their hostilities.
We will now talk about yourself a little, if you have no objection: you were to carry off Mlle.
The executioner's argument was, that you couldn't cut off a head unless there was a body to cut it off from: that he had never had to do such a thing before, and he wasn't going to begin at HIS time of life.