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Off-key

ˌɒfˈkiː

Meanings of Off-key:

adverb

Singing the wrong notes

Usage examples:

He was singing off-key, and it was painful to hear.

Off-limits

ˌɒfˈlɪm.ɪts

Meanings of Off-limits:

adjective

If an area of land is off-limits, you are not allowed to enter it.

Off-putting

ˌɒfˈpʊt.ɪŋ

Meanings of Off-putting:

adjective

Slightly unpleasant or worrying so that you do not want to get involved in any way

Usage examples:

He's slightly aggressive, which a lot of people find off-putting when they first meet him., what i …

Meanings of Off-the-cuff:

idiom

With little or no preparation or forethought

phrase

Without preparation.

Usage examples:

They posed some difficult questions to answer off the cuff

Meanings of Off-the-map:

idiom

To destroy completely

Usage examples:

There are bombs so powerful that whole nations could be wiped off the map by them.

Meanings of Off-the-mark:

idiom

If something someone says or writes is off the mark, it is not correct

Usage examples:

His criticisms are way off the mark., bedini and curzi were probably not far off the mark in their …

Off-the-rack

ˌɒf.ðəˈræk

Meanings of Off-the-rack:

adjective

→  off-the-peg

Meanings of Off-the-rails:

idiom

To start behaving in a way that is not generally acceptable, especially dishonestly or illegally

Usage examples:

He went off the rails in his first year at university.

Meanings of Off-the-shelf:

adjective

Used to describe a product that is available immediately and does not need to be specially made to suit a particular purpose

Usage examples:

You can purchase off-the-shelf software or have it customized to suit your needs., if you have comp…

Meanings of Off-track:

idiom

Not making good progress and possibly in danger of failing

Usage examples:

When it comes to taking medication, if you're not in a stable living environment it's easy to get o…

Off-white

ˌɒf ˈwaɪt

Meanings of Off-white:

noun

A white colour with a little grey or yellow in it

Usage examples:

The walls were painted off white., she was wearing a dark blue miniskirt with an off-white cotton b…

Off-work

wɜːk

Meanings of Off-work:

phrasal verb

If you work off an unpleasant feeling, you get rid of it by doing something energetic

Usage examples:

She works off stress by running for at least half an hour every day.

Meanings of Offal:

noun

The entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food.

Usage examples:

Eating pieces of braised offal turned his stomach

Offals

ˈɒf(ə)l

Meanings of Offals:

noun

The entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food.

Usage examples:

Eating pieces of braised offal turned his stomach

Meanings of Offbeat:

adjective

Not coinciding with the beat.

Usage examples:

A rapid tempo is essential here, otherwise we will not sense the offbeat hemiolas
noun

Any of the normally unaccented beats in a bar.

Usage examples:

The horns come in full-force on the offbeats

Meanings of Offbeats:

noun

Any of the normally unaccented beats in a bar.

Usage examples:

The horns come in full-force on the offbeats
adjective

Unconventional; unusual.

Usage examples:

The answer sums up his offbeat, skewed vision of the world

Meanings of Offbreak:

noun

A ball which deviates from the off side towards the leg side after pitching.

Usage examples:

How to bowl off breaks to left-handers

Meanings of Offcast:

noun

A thing or person that is cast off, rejected, or unwanted (literal or figurative); specifically (an item of) discarded clothing, a cast-off.

adjective

Cast off, rejected (literal and figurative).

Meanings of Offcasts:

noun

A thing or person that is cast off, rejected, or unwanted (literal or figurative); specifically (an item of) discarded clothing, a cast-off.

adjective

Cast off, rejected (literal and figurative).

Meanings of Offcome:

noun

The way in which a person ‘comes off’ or emerges from an affair; (good or ill) success; an outcome or result of a specified kind.

Offcut

ˈɒfkʌt

Meanings of Offcut:

noun

A piece of waste material that is left behind after cutting a larger piece.

Usage examples:

A timber offcut

Meanings of Offed:

verb

Leave.

Usage examples:

Supposedly loyal workers suddenly upped and offed to the new firms
adverb

Away from the place in question; to or at a distance.

Usage examples:

The man ran off
preposition

Moving away and often down from.

Usage examples:

He rolled off the bed
adjective

Characterized by performing or feeling worse than usual; unsatisfactory or inadequate.

Usage examples:

Even the greatest athletes have off days
noun

The half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) towards which the batsman's feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball.

Usage examples:

Headland bats with real style and is deadly square of the wicket on the off side.

Offence

əˈfens

Meanings of Offence:

noun

A breach of a law or rule; an illegal act.

Usage examples:

The new offence of obtaining property by deception

Meanings of Offenceless:

adjective

That does not offend, unoffending, inoffensive; not causing offence or disgust. formerly also: incapable of offence or attack (now rare).

Meanings of Offencelessly:

adverb

Without giving offence.

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