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read off

1. To read the items of a list aloud. A noun or pronoun can come between "read" and "off." We started our way through the supermarket after she read off all the ingredients we would need. Make sure you do roll call before class each morning—just read the students' names off and put a mark by anyone who isn't there.
2. To read information aloud from something. A noun or pronoun can come between "read" and "off." Just read the numbers on the panel next to the control unit off to me so I can see if they match what my gauge is detecting.
See also: off, read

read something off

to read aloud from a list. Nick read the list of the names off, and I wasn't on the list. Jane read off the names.
See also: off, read

read off

v.
1. To read aloud some items in a list, one by one: Could you read off the last four digits of the number again? As I read your name off, please come up to the stage and collect your certificate.
2. To read some information that is printed or displayed on something: The nurse read off my temperature from the thermometer. I read the number off the box.
See also: off, read
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it ought to be possible to read off from any alleged meaning-constituting property of a word, what is the correct use of that word.
There is a worldwide race to develop fast and low-cost strategies to sequence DNA, that is, to read off the content of our genome.
He said: "Kevin saw the surgeon last night and at the moment, from what the surgeon can read off the scans, it's not as bad as first thought.
Facing temperatures well into the 90s, England did not have to wait long to make a breakthrough, with Harmison striking with the first ball of the sixth over when Javed Omar edged behind to wicketkeeper Chris Read off the back foot.
Michael Powell then slashed a catch to Chris Read off a loose delivery from David Millns and David Hemp was bowled offering no stroke to the same bowler.
Whether it will depends upon the visitors' tail, because Craig McMillan was the second victim to the second new ball off the last ball of the day, caught behind by Chris Read off Andy Caddick.
Hooper hit eight sixes and nine fours in his 96-ball innings before being finally stumped by Chris Read off left armer Usman Afzaal with the Kent total 247, and the home side still needing 87 for victory.
To serve as a reminder that retailers go out of business, Friedman read off a list that included Job Lot, Kiddie City, Trader Horn, Martin Paint and Preferred Seating.
Think of conscious experience as what appears on a computer monitor, and the sensory data as what is read off the disk.
With the feature, tare and gross weight can be read off and there is a parts counting facility but complete details can be discussed with the suppliers of Goddall Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, tel: 0625 422956.
The tab allows users to read off the disk, but not write to it.
This disparity is minimized as long as the drive's read/write head can just go to a single location on the disk and read off all the information.
Back in the 1940s, primary education was focussed on reading, writing and arithmetic; everyone had to face the front and read off blackboards; not to mention not speaking unless you were spoken to.
For both awards, the 'Jerry Maguire' star appeared glazed over and unbalanced as she and her co-presenters read off the nominations onstage.
Former foreign correspondent Mark, 49, told the Radio Times they just read off the autocue.