off the road


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off the road

No longer able to drive or be driven. I've been off the road for nearly six months due to the suspension of my driver's license. They said my truck will be off the road until I can get the brakes replaced.
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off the ˈroad

(of a car) needing to be repaired and therefore impossible to use: We’ll have to go by bus. My car’s off the road at the moment.
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The prisoners thronged together and were pushed off the road.
In the little open space off the road they found the fallen horse.
The family home was a few miles from Nashville, Tennessee, a large, irregularly built dwelling of no particular order of architecture, a little way off the road, in a park of trees and shrubbery.
Hewet stepped off the road on to one of these, in order to avoid the hardness and heat of the main road, the dust of which was always being raised in small clouds by carts and ramshackle flies which carried parties of festive peasants, or turkeys swelling unevenly like a bundle of air balls beneath a net, or the brass bedstead and black wooden boxes of some newly wedded pair.
It will be well to move a little off the road and put in the whole day drilling you, sire.
D'Artagnan, on his part, had nothing to do but to ride straight on, concealed by the sloping shore; so that he would cut his quarry off the road when he came up with him.
Nearing the central part her echoes were intruded on by other sounds; and seeing the barn not far off the road, she guessed these to be the utterances of the preacher.
The waking from a sound nap as the mail came dashing past like a highway comet, with gleaming lamps and rattling hoofs, and visions of a guard behind, standing up to keep his feet warm, and of a gentleman in a fur cap opening his eyes and looking wild and stupefied--the stopping at the turnpike where the man was gone to bed, and knocking at the door until he answered with a smothered shout from under the bed-clothes in the little room above, where the faint light was burning, and presently came down, night-capped and shivering, to throw the gate wide open, and wish all waggons off the road except by day.
And do not make water as you go, whether on the road or off the road, and do not uncover yourself: the nights belong to the blessed gods.
This was a long day's ride; and the house where I wished to sleep was some way off the road, and not easily found.
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.
When he had gone several miles he turned off the road, crossed a field and entered a wood.
I will admit that Fyne and I hung back for a moment before we made a plunge off the road into the bushes growing in a broad space at the foot of the towering limestone wall.
At one o'clock Billy turned off the road and drove into an open space among the trees.
There was such a frozen surface on the snow that they drove the wagons anywhere off the roads.