Phrasal Verbs with OFF

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blow off blow_off
(separable) to remove with powerful force

The bomb blew the roof off the house.

call off call_off
(separable) to cancel

Mary decided to call off her wedding with max.

come off come_off
(intransitive) to appear

George doesn't come off as being very intelligent.

come off come_off
(intransitive) to fare, happen in a particular manner

The meeting came off as well as could be expected.

come off come_off
(inseparable) to have recently completed or recovered from

After coming off a nasty hip injury, Andre went on to win the US Open.

doze off doze_off
(intransitive) to fall asleep

You know you're a boring speaker when your entire audience dozes off.

drop off drop_off
(separable) to unload or deliver (on the way to somewhere else)

If you're going to the store, could you drop me off at Mary's house on the way?

drop off drop_off
(intransitive) to decline (in number)

Towards the end of the school year university enrollment numbers drop off a little.

fight off fight_off
(separable) to keep something or someone away

Bill had trouble fighting all of the young ladies off.

get off get_off
(separable) to give great pleasure

Burning ants gets Max off.

get off get_off
(inseparable) to dismount

Max got off his bicycle to tie his shoe

get off get_off
(intransitive) to receive a lesser punishment than what might be expected

Mary got off with only two years in prison for the attempted murder of Max.

get off get_off
(intransitive) to receive extreme pleasure

Max gets off on burning ants with his magnifying glass.

go off go_off
(intransitive) to explode; detonate

Bombs went off all around the city.

go off go_off
(intransitive) to happen in a particular manner

Mary's dinner party last night went off very well.

keep off keep_off
(inseparable) to not walk on

Please keep off the grass.

keep off keep_off
(inseparable) to not consume

Scott is having a difficult time keeping of drugs.

lay off lay_off
(separable) to dismiss from a job

General Motors usually lays workers off just before Christmas so that the CEO can get a large bonus.

lop off
(separable) to cut something off (a limb or branch of a tree)

The carpenter accidentally lopped off two of his fingers when he was cutting some wood.

nod off nod_off
(intransitive) to fall asleep (usually not intending to)

Mary nodded off in English class.



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