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off

1. Finished with one's work for the day. Often followed by the word "work." I'll be off at 6, if you want to meet me then. I need to get these presents wrapped before my wife gets off work.
2. Not attending work or school. I can't wait to be off on my vacation next month. I'm off for two weeks for Christmas, so we'll definitely hang out then!
3. Not correct or accurate. Often followed by "on (something)." The measurements were a bit off, so the shelves don't fit quite right. Sorry, your guess was way off! They were off on their initial valuation by several hundred thousand dollars.
4. Having begun something. Often followed by "on (something)." Dad's off on another mission to protect us innocent kids from violence in the media. I heard you're travelling to India—when are you heading off?
5. Travelling (to some place). We're off to the Bahamas for the next two weeks! I heard you're travelling to India—when are you heading off?
6. verb To kill someone, especially as a means of silencing or disposing of them. In this usage, the term is usually followed by a noun or pronoun. The gang offed the accountant before he could use his knowledge as leverage with the district attorney. I puked my guts out the first time I offed somebody, now it feels like second nature.

*off (work)

 and off from work; off of work 
1. having left one's work at the end of the day. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) What time do you get off from work? I get off work about five o'clock. She gets off from work later than I do.
2. absent from one's work with permission. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I think I can get off of work so I can go to the doctor. Sorry, I can't join you. Things are busy at the office, and I can't get off.

*off

 (on something)
1. incorrect in one's planning or prediction. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I was off on my estimates a little bit. I guess I was off too much.
2. to have started on something, such as a task or a journey. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) What time should we be off on our trip? We should be off by dawn. I'm off on my diet again.
3. Sl. to get high on some kind of drug. Max likes to get off on marijuana.

off

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. She is truly off.
2. tv. to dispose of someone or something; to kill someone. The crooks offed the witness before the trial.
3. in. to die. (see also outed.) The guy just falls down and offs, right there on Main Street.

offed

verb
See outed
See also: off

off

/out of (one's) gourd Slang
Very foolish; crazy.

off

/out of plumb
Not vertical.
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References in classic literature ?
I lay in the shade, brushing the flies off and directing operations, while Saxtorph bossed his hospital gang.
The cabin was full of them where they had crawled off the deck and cashed in.
Now the reason hair falls off is because it hangs DOWN--things never fall UPWARDS, you know.
Whenever the horse stopped (which it did very often), he fell off in front; and whenever it went on again (which it generally did rather suddenly), he fell off behind.
'Because people don't fall off quite so often, when they've had much practice.'
Up went the steps, bang went the door, round whirled the wheels, and off they rattled, with Kit's mother hanging out at one window waving a damp pocket-handkerchief and screaming out a great many messages to little Jacob and the baby, of which nobody heard a word.
Off the road he couldn't go; the exploit must have been connected with horses or vehicles to hang in the old fellow's head.
The guard had just finished an account of a desperate fight which had happened at one of the fairs between the drovers and the farmers with their whips, and the boys with cricket-bats and wickets, which arose out of a playful but objectionable practice of the boys going round to the public-houses and taking the linch-pins out of the wheels of the gigs, and was moralizing upon the way in which the Doctor, "a terrible stern man he'd heard tell," had come down upon several of the performers, "sending three on 'em off next morning in a po-shay with a parish constable," when they turned a corner and neared the milestone, the third from Rugby.
Then he went down on all fours and crawled off, begging them to let him alone, and he rolled himself up in his blanket and wallowed in under the old pine table, still a-begging; and then he went to crying.
"How shall I know Sea Cow when I meet him?" said Kotick, sheering off.
Go and play in the sea, Kotick." And Kotick went off and danced the Fire-dance with a very heavy little heart.
When she had got round the turn, she gave herself a push off with one foot, and skated straight up to Shtcherbatsky.
The tradition is kept up here that you are the best of skaters," she said, with her little black-gloved hand brushing a grain of hoarfrost off her muff.
As we emerged into this river-bed path suddenly we started a troop of tall giraffes, who galloped, or rather sailed off, in their strange gait, their tails screwed up over their backs, and their hoofs rattling like castanets.
Having set some of the "boys" to cut off the best of the giraffe's meat, we went to work to build a "scherm" near one of the pools and about a hundred yards to its right.