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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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"It was a deserved win yesterday and moved us off the bottom on goal difference and obviously we have a vastly superior goal difference so if it was to finish like it is we'd be happy.
"A win would have moved us off the bottom of the table but there won't be any problems about picking ourselves up."
The ranger moved us off the path, and the bear passed me doing about 20 miles per hour, about 12 feet from me.
Biker Jonathan Taylor, who is leading the protests, said: "The council has moved us off the pavement and given us a 50ft parking bay, which has room for only about 100 bikes.