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move off

1. To remove oneself off some surface. Please move off the grass! The cat moved off the bed when I entered the room.
2. To remove something or someone off some surface. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "move" and "off." Would you mind moving your books off the table? I moved the kids off the sofa because their feet were all muddy.
3. To move away or depart (from someone or something). The protesters moved off from the premises as soon as the police arrived. OK, everyone, move off—there's nothing to see here!
4. To cause or compel someone or something move away or depart (from someone or something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "move" and "off." We had to move the bystanders off to clear room for the ambulance. Try to move these animals off—they're getting in my way!
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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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We need bold, comprehensive legislation to move us off fossil fuels and onto a clean energy revolution.
"We got a terrific result last weekend but the incentive now is to string back-to-back wins together and move us off the foot of the table."
And then I tell my audiences, If this is our baseline, then here are all the things that could move us off expectations.' In his latest presentation, Evans raised such questions about the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes, big stock market corrections and big infrastructure plans by the federal government.
"But let us not either a) lurch to the opposite extreme and start pretending Iraq had nothing; or b) let any intelligence inaccuracy move us off confronting the WMD issue."
"It is slightly the territory we have inherited and one of my responsibilities is to move us off that territory," he said.
"It didn't move us off our groove too much but it's a massive disappointment for him, he's worked so hard to get back here."
They should also know that elected leaders must move us off this dime we have been stuck on since 2006.
Miss Goffey said: "They are trying to move us off the estate and score points with the police.
"Our immediate focus is taking three points from Institute which would move us off the bottom of the table."
"Ruiz just doesn't have the breadth and depth of skills to move us off the mark," Bettman said.
The Marine OIC (Lt) decided to move us off of the ridge and into a valley that had a much better landing zone for a night pick up.
"However, it's up to us to try to get a draw or a win that could move us off the bottom of the league.
I don't have all the answers, but here are four steps that would move us off the dime.