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move someone or something off (from someone or something)

 and move someone or something off (of someone or something)
to remove someone or something from on top of someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The referee moved the wrestler off from his fallen opponent. I moved the beam off of the leg of the man.
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move off (from someone or something)

to move away from someone or something. The doctor moved off from the patient, satisfied with her work. The officer stopped for a minute, looked around, and then moved off.
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Bus driver Mr Noctor said: "As I got down there I could hear the doors beeping as the driver was about to move off, but at the time what that meant hadn't really sunk in - I was more bothered about reaching the kid.
The Gulf Daily News reports that the project, inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, gives eligible applicants the option to move off the housing waiting list and buy a house either off-plan from an approved list of private developers,
30am and move off for a service of remembrance at the Garden of Remembrance, in Station Road, at 11am.
In the days of a conductor, you would know when the bus was ready to move off as you would hear the signal of two bells.
A YOUNG Brora side stunned the hosts at the start of the second half to claim the points and move off the foot of the table.
They'll have to be convinced to move off to something else.
Art," she said in a 1989 Regent's Lecture at the University of California, San Diego, "makes us move off our comfortable center, to see, hear and think anew.
Building on the company's 3D Visible Enterprise initiative and its Blueprinting methodology, Unisys is enabling large enterprises with complex computing environments to move off Unix/RISC platforms, such as Sun Solaris.
The Bell Strip system is able to displace birds by giving them a powerful, yet non lethal, shock upon landing on the electric device--causing the bird to be uncomfortable enough that it is forced to move off of the building.
When offenses run the traditional 999 horizontal deep stretch, the QB's are taught to read the safeties and throw to the receiver who is most open once the safeties move off the hash.
The relatively small wheels make them delicate to move off the ship, down the ramps and into an area set aside in the port where they are reassembled and flown into the desert.
Oliver did his home work and thought La Bella Dama would move off the fence rounding the turn.
The discharge unit mounts on a slide plate so it can move off the machine throat for quick access and clean-out.
But much more interesting is the great commitment to the job market made by poor people forced to move off the welfare rolls.
Falwell and Buchanan decided to move off "film criticism" after I pointed out that Falwell has been profiting considerably by selling a video called "The Clinton Chronicles" that -- without any evidence -- accused Bill Clinton of being involved in multiple murders and drug-rings.