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Off vs. Rancid

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Offadverb

In a direction away from the speaker or object.

‘He drove off in a cloud of smoke.’;

Rancidadjective

Rank in taste or smell.

‘The house was deserted, with a rancid half-eaten meal still on the dinner table.’;

Offadverb

Into a state of non-operation; into a state of non-existence.

‘Please switch off the light when you leave.’; ‘die off’;

Rancidadjective

Offensive.

‘His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.’;

Offadverb

So as to be removed or separated.

‘He bit off more than he could chew.’; ‘Some branches were sawn off.’;

Rancidadjective

Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter.

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Offadjective

Inoperative, disabled.

‘All the lights are off.’;

Rancidadjective

used of decomposing oils or fats;

‘rancid butter’; ‘rancid bacon’;

Offadjective

Rancid, rotten.

‘This milk is off!’;

Rancidadjective

smelling of fermentation or staleness

Offadjective

(cricket) In, or towards the half of the field away from the batsman's legs; the right side for a right-handed batsman.

Offadjective

Less than normal, in temperament or in result.

‘sales are off this quarter’;

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Offadjective

Inappropriate; untoward.

‘I felt that his comments were a bit off.’;

Offadjective

Circumstanced (as in well off, better off, poorly off).

Offadjective

Started on the way.

‘off to see the wizard’; ‘And they're off! Whatsmyname takes an early lead, with Remember The Mane behind by a nose.’;

Offadjective

Far; off to the side.

‘the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse’;

Offadjective

Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from a post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent.

‘He took an off day for fishing.’; ‘an off year in politics;’; ‘the off season’;

Offadjective

(in phrases such as 'off day') Designating a time when one is not performing to the best of one's abilities.

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Offadjective

Presently unavailable.

‘— I'll have the chicken please.’; ‘— Sorry, chicken's off today.’;

Offadjective

Right-hand in relation to the side of a horse or a vehicle.

Offpreposition

Used to indicate movement away from a position on

‘I took it off the table.’; ‘Come off the roof!’;

Offpreposition

(colloquial) Out of the possession of.

‘He didn't buy it off him. He stole it off him.’;

Offpreposition

Away from or not on.

‘He's off the computer, but he's still on the phone.’; ‘Keep off the grass.’;

Offpreposition

Disconnected or subtracted from.

‘We've been off the grid for three days now.’; ‘He took 20% off the list price.’;

Offpreposition

Distant from.

‘We're just off the main road.’; ‘The island is 23 miles off the cape.’;

Offpreposition

No longer wanting or taking.

‘He's been off his feed since Tuesday.’; ‘He's off his meds again.’;

Offpreposition

Placed after a number (of products or parts, as if a unit), in commerce or engineeringEngineering.

‘Tantalum bar 6 off 3/8" Dia × 12" — Atom, Great Britain Atomic Energy Authority, 1972’; ‘samples submitted … 12 off Thermistors type 1K3A531 … — BSI test report for shock and vibration testing, 2000’; ‘I'd like to re-order those printer cartridges, let's say 5-off.’;

Offverb

To kill.

‘He got in the way so I had him offed.’;

Offverb

To switch off.

‘Can you off the light?’;

Offnoun

(usually in phrases such as 'from the off', 'at the off', etc.) Beginning; starting point.

‘He has been very obviously an untrustworthy narrator right from the off.’;

Offadverb

In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as:

Offadverb

Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off.

Offadverb

Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like.

Offadverb

Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off.

Offadverb

Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off.

Offadverb

Denoting opposition or negation.

‘The questions no way touch upon puritanism, either off or on.’;

Offinterjection

Away; begone; - a command to depart.

Offpreposition

Not on; away from; as, to be off one's legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore.

Offadjective

On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse or ox; the off leg.

Offadjective

Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics.

Offadjective

Designating a time when one's performance is below normal; as, he had an off day.

Offnoun

The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.

Offadjective

not in operation or operational;

‘the oven is off’; ‘the lights are off’;

Offadjective

below a satisfactory level;

‘an off year for tennis’; ‘his performance was off’;

Offadjective

(of events) no longer planned or scheduled;

‘the wedding is definitely off’;

Offadjective

in an unpalatable state;

‘sour milk’;

Offadjective

not performing or scheduled for duties;

‘He's off every Tuesday’; ‘he was off duty when it happened’; ‘an off-duty policeman’;

Offadverb

from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete);

‘ran away from the lion’; ‘wanted to get away from there’; ‘sent the children away to boarding school’; ‘the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal’; ‘went off to school’; ‘they drove off’; ‘go forth and preach’;

Offadverb

at a distance in space or time;

‘the boat was 5 miles off (or away)’; ‘the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)’; ‘away back in the 18th century’;

Offadverb

no longer on or in contact or attached;

‘clean off the dirt’; ‘he shaved off his mustache’;

Offadverb

away from the place in question; to or at a distance

‘the man ran off’; ‘she dashed off to her room’; ‘we must be off now’;

Offadverb

away from the main route

‘turn off for Ripon’;

Offadverb

so as to be removed or separated

‘a section of the runway had been cordoned off’; ‘he whipped off his coat’;

Offadverb

absent; away from work

‘take a day off’; ‘he is off on sick leave’;

Offadverb

starting a journey or race; leaving

‘they're off!’; ‘the gunmen made off on foot’; ‘we're off on holiday tomorrow’;

Offadverb

so as to bring to an end or be discontinued

‘she broke off her reading to look at her husband’; ‘the Christmas party rounded off a hugely successful year’;

Offadverb

cancelled

‘tell them the wedding's off’;

Offadverb

(of an item on a menu) temporarily unavailable

‘strawberries are off’;

Offadverb

(of an electrical appliance or power supply) not functioning or so as to cease to function

‘the electricity was off for four days’; ‘switch the TV off’;

Offadverb

having access to or possession of material goods or wealth to the extent specified

‘how are you off for money?’; ‘we'd been rather badly off for books’;

Offadverb

(with preceding numeral) denoting a quantity produced at one time.

Offpreposition

moving away and often down from

‘the coat slipped off his arms’; ‘he rolled off the bed’; ‘trying to get us off the stage’;

Offpreposition

situated or leading in a direction away from (a main route or intersection)

‘in a little street off Whitehall’; ‘single wires leading off the main lines’;

Offpreposition

out at sea from (a place on the coast)

‘six miles off Dunkirk’; ‘anchoring off Blue Bay’;

Offpreposition

so as to be removed or separated from

‘they knocked $2,000 off the price’; ‘it's a huge burden off my shoulders’; ‘threatening to tear the door off its hinges’;

Offpreposition

absent from

‘I took a couple of days off work’;

Offpreposition

abstaining from

‘he managed to stay off alcohol’;

Offpreposition

having a temporary dislike of

‘he's running a temperature and he's off his food’;

Offadjective

characterized by performing or feeling worse than usual; unsatisfactory or inadequate

‘even the greatest athletes have off days’;

Offadjective

unwell

‘I felt decidedly off’;

Offadjective

(of food) no longer fresh

‘the fish was a bit off’;

Offadjective

located on the side of a vehicle that is normally furthest from the kerb; offside.

Offadjective

annoying or unfair

‘His boss deducted the money from his pay. That was a bit off’;

Offadjective

unfriendly or hostile

‘there's no one there except the barmaid, and she's a bit off’;

Offnoun

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.

Offnoun

the start of a race, journey, or experience

‘now Ian is ready for the off’;

Offverb

leave

‘supposedly loyal workers suddenly upped and offed to the new firms’;

Offverb

kill; murder

‘I finally snapped and offed the guy’;

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