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spirit off

To take, sneak, or carry someone or something away in a mysterious, secretive, or furtive manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "spirit" and "off." Often used in passive constructions. Someone spirited off the suspect just before he was due to be arraigned in court. Evidence of the politician's involvement in the scandal appears to have been spirited off. The sneaky child spirited the candy off while no one was looking.
See also: off, spirit

spirit someone or something off (to some place)

to hurry someone or something away, presumably unnoticed, to another place. Aunt Jane spirited the children off to bed at half-past eight. She spirited off the leftover roast beef.
See also: off, spirit
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It may have been a flat end on the pitch for Coventry City, but that did little to dampen spirits off it.
But the gamble in handing him the job appears to be reaping the rewards as spirits off the field and performances on it continue to improve.
BALLER AND A BOWLER Jesse Lingard is always in high spirits off the pitch, but on it he is the mainstay of the England side
They used to carve up scary faces into turnips and light them with coal to ward him and other evil spirits off. Traditional Irish halloween Jack-o'-lantern - rann[sz] uEiirtE[degrees] anai[sz] 1/2nid - Wikimedia commons But with time, Jack of the Lantern turned into the Jack-o-lantern.
They decided to base all their spirits off of an apple brandy.
Grab beer or wine from the Quickie Mart-grade cooler, or a bottle of spirits off the shelves, and if you've taken Freeman's class, mix craft cocktails using the tools behind the bar.
"Pagpag" literally means to dust off, and in this case it means throwing bad spirits off the track.
And the Exiles travel tomorrow in good spirits off the back of that excellent win over Gateshead at home last weekend.
The law banning cocktails made with food-infused liquor, which was aimed at keeping adulterated spirits off the shelves, sat dormant on the books for decades.
spirits off. Smell of upturned dirt, the grave reaches out to surround
At around 9am on Friday March 25, it is alleged a man went into the Co-Op, on Broad Lane, and took five bottles of spirits off the shelf.
As the peerless Springbok No 8 Pierre Spies received his Man of the Match award, Ryan Jones gathered Wales into a circle and gave what looked like an impassioned oration to pick their spirits off the floor.
Due to industry-busting growth of 6.5%, wine knocked spirits off the number two spot in 2004/05 with sales of C$4.23 billion.
Superintendent Wasley, in his report, stated that at the last census the population of the district was 27,839, and there w ere 105 licensed houses, 29 being full licenses, 30 beer on, 33 beer of 12 wine and spirits off and 1 wine on.