get off


get off
1) PHRASAL VERB If someone who has broken a law or rule gets off, they are not punished, or are given only a very small punishment.

[V P with n] He is likely to get off with a small fine.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you get off, you leave a place because it is time to leave.

[V P] At eight I said `I'm getting off now.'

3) PHRASAL VERB If you tell someone to get off a piece of land or a property, you are telling them to leave, because they have no right to be there and you do not want them there.

[V P n] I told you. Get off the farm.

4) PHRASAL VERB You can tell someone to get off when they are touching something and you do not want them to.

[V P] I kept telling him to get off...

[V P n] `Get off me!' I screamed.

5) PHRASAL VERB: V P If you get off, or get off to sleep, you succeed in falling asleep. [BRIT]

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • get off — {v.} 1. To come down from or out of. * /The ladder fell, and Tom couldn t get off the roof./ * /The bus stopped, the door opened, and Father got off./ 2. To take off. * /Joe s mother told him to get his wet clothes off./ 3. To get away; leave. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get off on — (slang) To get excitement from • • • Main Entry: ↑get * * * ˌget ˈoff on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they get off on he/she/it gets off on …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off — ► get off 1) informal escape a punishment. 2) go to sleep. 3) (get off with) Brit. informal have a sexual encounter with. Main Entry: ↑get …   English terms dictionary

  • Get Off — was a hit song by Miami based Latin/disco band Foxy in 1978. Released from their LP of the same name, the song became a crossover hit. It spent two weeks at number one during the fall of that year and also peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot… …   Wikipedia

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  • get off — phrasal verb Word forms get off : present tense I/you/we/they get off he/she/it gets off present participle getting off past tense got off past participle got off 1) a) [intransitive/transitive, usually in imperative] used for telling someone to… …   English dictionary

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  • get off — v. 1) (d; intr.) to get off to ( to begin with ) (to get off to a good start) 2) (D; intr.) ( to escape ) to get off with (he got off with a light sentence; to get off with a few scratches) * * * [ get ɒf] (D; intr.) ( to escape ) to get off with …   Combinatory dictionary


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