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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But the VAR decided it was offside, so Jesus was denied, and even though City went on to win 5-0 it still galled the striker.
He laughed and replied: 'It's all paper-talk at the moment' but didn't deny he could be and when Ryan asked him if he would like to walk the famous cobbles, he replied 'most definitely!' Ryan also caught up with Jamie Lomas, who said: "It was an honour to be there supporting and getting behind The Offside Trust."
"I'm sure VAR will help referees make less mistakes, but first we have to know the rules and know if it's offside or not offside."
"We have to look for ourselves, first of all, even if they score a goal in a clear offside position.
"He then impacts on the defender because he starts in an offside position and assistant Simon Becker has waited because if Lacazette gets on to the ball, he will flag.
But Mane was flagged offside - although replays showed he was behind the Brazilian when the original shot was taken.
There was a hint of controversy as replays seemed to suggest Ross Barkley could have been marginally offside although VAR did not intervene.
But how about the IFAB sorting out the offside rule?
Referee Jon Moss ruled Tottenham's England international had been brought down after the slightest of touches from goalkeeper Loris Karius after being controversially allowed to play on despite being in an offside position.