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hit something off

to begin something; to launch an event. She hit off the fair with a speech. The mayor hit the fair off by giving a brief address.
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Indonesian authorities say a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit off Java island has killed four people and damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as the capital, according to the Associated Press (AP).
"I went to the referee after the game to check he'd noticed it was my flick in for the second goal and the ball hit off my hip for the third."
Zaman surged to a 33-ball 50, his third for Pakistan in this format, with a slog sweep for six, while another big hit off Andrew Tye's seamers took him past his previous best of 61.
The tremor hit off the island of Kodiak south of the American state at 5:31 p.m.
KUWAIT, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- A powerful eathrquake hit off the coast of Hounduras late Tuesday with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter sclae.
Deputy Emir sends condolences to President of Mexico THE Deputy Emir His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al Thani sent on Saturday a cable of condolences to President of the United States Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto on the victims of the earthquake which hit off the south-western coast of Mexico, wishing speedy recovery of the injured.
YACHATS - A small earthquake has hit off the coast of Oregon.
But the game was back in the balance after Cox (17) drove at Christian and was caught behind and then Mitchell (32) went for a big hit off the same bowler and miscued to mid off.
Mich Morente fired a game-high 13 points, including a hit off the block that put Ateneo at match point, 24-21.
WELLINGTON: A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji on Sunday shortly after another hit off Tonga but there was no threat of a tsunami, US seismologists said.
The Salt Lake City pro used to hit off a strip of carpet in his garage, but yesterday finished on four under par at Troon.
PLAYERS WITH TWO GRAND SLAMS IN ONE GAME PLAYER, TEAM DATE AB H RBI INNING Tony Lazzeri, Yankees May 24,1936 5 4 11 2, 5 Hit off George Turbeville and Malton Bullock of the Philadelphia A's Jim Tabor, Red Sox July 4, 1939 4 3 9 3, 6 Hit off George Caster and Chubby Dean of the Philadelphia A's Rudy York, Red Sox July 27, 1946 5 3 10 2, 5 Hit off Bob Muncrief and Tex Shirley of the St.
A STRONG earthquake has hit off the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, but authorities said any threat of a tsunami had mostly passed.
A magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile's northern coast, causing buildings to sway in Santiago and other cities and sending people running into the streets.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A strong earthquake on Saturday hit off the coast of western Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.