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measure something off

to determine the length of something. He measured the length of the room off and wrote down the figure in his notebook. Fred measured off the width of the house. Fred measured a few feet of string off, and cut it with a knife.
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measure off

v.
To isolate, define, or identify some region within another by measurement: The surveyors measured off the part of the property where the house was going to be built. The builders measured each section off precisely before pouring the concrete.
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We will use that as a baseline and measure off that going forward, and put that into a corporate goal.
HRC, she says, "not only helped in fighting the ballot measure [in Oregon], they funded an effort to keep the measure off the ballot.
Finally, students measure a 1/2-inch border around their squares of unbleached muslin, measure off 2-inch squares within the 8-inch square and begin to print their designs on the muslin.
Lazerito produced a similarly resolute effort to win the maiden hurdle under a fine Sam Thomas ride to foil Richard Johnson on spare ride Taffy Dancer, who looked to have his measure off the home bend.
United's chances were few and far between, but even when Charlie Miller played in a suspiciously offside looking Derek Lilley, keeper Julian Speroni had the measure off him and blocked0.
You can measure off a certain distance along the bank of a stream or river and then drop a stick into the water at the upstream end and time how long it takes for the stick to travel the measured distance.
All you need is a little patience to measure off your design and some masking tape.
But to do it precisely you need to be able to measure off the bullet ogive and for that you need some special--but not very expensive gear.
99 Optical Measuring Ranger -- Get that heavy tape measure off dad's tool belt and replace it with this compact and portable optical measurer.
First measure off two 12-inch sections of fin and mark, leaving at least 1-1/2-inch of tubing exposed at each end.
Also, councilors shoved a possible City Hall bond measure off next November's ballot to sometime in 2010.
On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien ordered the measure off the November ballot because it violated the state constitution's single-subject rule by combining more than one issue -- ethics reform and a term limits extension -- in a ballot measure.
Now use your ruler to measure off 200 feet [at the scale of 100 feet per inch] along the 40 degree direction.
In a stinging rebuke to the Los Angeles City Council, a judge yanked a measure off the November ballot that would have given council members an extra four-year term, saying it unconstitutionally combined the issue with ethics reform.