move off

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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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Day finished birdie, birdie in a round of 65 and Furyk also picked up shots on the last two in a 68 as he moved one off the lead.
In his next over, the fiery South African accounted for Australian lefthander David Warner, who made the 18,000 mile-round trip only to record a fourth-ball duck when Parnell moved one off the seam, brushed the outside edge for Martin van Jaarsveld to complete the dismissal at first slip.
In his next over the fiery South African accounted for Australian lefthander David Warner, who made the 18,000 mile-round trip only to record a fourth-ball duck when Parnell moved one off the seam and brushed the outside edge for Martin van Jaarsveld to complete the dismissal at first slip.
Four overs later, Lewry collected his third wicket in 13 balls when he moved one off the seam to catch the edge of Paul Horton's bat and Lancashire were 16 for three.
He moved one off the seam to have Hopkinson (9) caught by Dominic Ostler at first slip and then trapped Tim Ambrose leg before for 30 after the Sussex wicketkeeper had been dropped by counterpart Keith Piper in the third over of the morning.