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help (someone) off

1. To help someone to alight from something. I took the elderly woman's hand and helped her off the train.
2. To help someone to remove an item or article of clothing. We stepped into the restaurant, and I helped my date off with her coat.
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help someone off (of) something

to help someone get off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please help me off this horse! Do help him off of it!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

help (someone) off

To assist (someone) in taking off a piece of clothing: Help me off with these boots.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Defenceman Hartwick, who was helping out on the wing, then damaged a knee and was helped off the ice.
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But after that, the visitors were grateful for a string of fine saves by Brown, and after he had been helped off with an injury, replacement Paul Harrison kept Stockport out.
Players and officials from both teams rushed to help the referee and after treatment on the field, he was helped off.
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But there was a big price to pay when defenceman Mike Hartwick, helping out in the forwards, had to be helped off with a foot injury during the third period.