English version

get off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget off phrasal verb1 LEAVE A PLACEleave to leave a place, or to help someone to leave a place We’ll try and get off straight after lunch.get off something Get off my land!get somebody off I’ll phone you as soon as I’ve got the children off to school.2 LEAVE A PLACEfinish work get off (something) to finish work and leave the place where you work at the end of the day I usually get off at six o’clock. What time do you get off work?3 send something get something offTCMSEND to send a letter or package by post I’ll have to get this letter off by tonight.get something off to I’ll get the forms off to you today.4 clothing get something off to remove a piece of clothing Why don’t you get those wet clothes off?5 SCnot be punished if someone gets off, they are not punished for doing something wrong, or they receive only a small punishment In the end he got off because there wasn’t enough evidence against him. The police felt he had got off very lightly. with If you’re lucky, you’ll get off with a fine.6 help somebody not be punished get somebody offPUNISH to help someone avoid being punished for a crime Her lawyers were confident that they could get her off.7 SLEEPsleep get (somebody) off to go to sleep, or to help a child go to sleep I went to bed but couldn’t get off to sleep. It took us ages to get the baby off.8 START DOING something get off to a good/bad etc start to start in a particular way The day had got off to a bad start.9 stop talking about something get off something to stop talking about a subject Can we get off the subject of death, please?10 stop touching something get off (something/somebody) informalSTOP DOING something used to tell someone to stop touching something or someone Get off me! Get off those cakes, or there’ll be trouble. Get off (=stop touching me)!11 tell somebody where to get off informalDISAGREE to tell someone that they are asking you for too much or are behaving in a way you will not accept He wanted £50, but I told him where to get off.12 get off your butt/ass American English spoken not polite used to tell someone that they should stop being lazy and start doing something useful get→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
get offDo you know where we're supposed to get off?I don't know how I'm going to get this old varnish off.Tell the driver you want to get off at Greene Street.You got off easy; you should have been expelled.However, when at last she got off he was nowhere to be seen, and she felt another thrill of triumph.At the foot of the hill, she got off her bicycle and began to push it.If he gets off, it's because he has a smart lawyer.Despite the evidence against him, Heston got off scot-free.Bournemouth hopefully won't get off the floor.Lennox got off the plane and made his way through customs.How do you get mold stains off the wall?We got to get off this here hill.Not only do we punish those who get off welfare, we require little of those who stay on.get off somethingHowever, when at last she got off he was nowhere to be seen, and she felt another thrill of triumph.He meant to get off, I think, but was petrified.Now there was a solution, that is, if it ever got off the drawing board.Bournemouth hopefully won't get off the floor.Perhaps he could get off the hook by saying he would go in the morning?Oh yes, they're very good at theory but no bloody good at getting off their bums and looking for themselves!We got to get off this here hill.Not only do we punish those who get off welfare, we require little of those who stay on.get off (something)He meant to get off, I think, but was petrified.Now there was a solution, that is, if it ever got off the drawing board.Bournemouth hopefully won't get off the floor.Perhaps he could get off the hook by saying he would go in the morning?Oh yes, they're very good at theory but no bloody good at getting off their bums and looking for themselves!We got to get off this here hill.Not only do we punish those who get off welfare, we require little of those who stay on.get something offAnd I said, well, but do they get it off?Firms with shorter names like Boeing do not get chopped off.Pick your head up to look too far down the road and get it lopped off.Sometimes, a few cues from Deborah got them off and running.She managed to get all the letters off before five o'clock.I see Chapman got sent off for Portsmouth.Nathan gets and goes off in search of somewhere quiet, clutching a toilet roll and anxious anticipations.To climb back into the presidential race, he must get abortion off the agenda.He then got up off the floor and threatened to hit the labour master with his boots in his hand.I'll get this off to you first thing in the morning.get something offAnd I said, well, but do they get it off?Firms with shorter names like Boeing do not get chopped off.Pick your head up to look too far down the road and get it lopped off.Sometimes, a few cues from Deborah got them off and running.I see Chapman got sent off for Portsmouth.Nathan gets and goes off in search of somewhere quiet, clutching a toilet roll and anxious anticipations.To climb back into the presidential race, he must get abortion off the agenda.He then got up off the floor and threatened to hit the labour master with his boots in his hand.get withI don't see how he should have got off with 7 years.Phil kept complaining that the $500 fine was unfair, but I think he got off lightly.If he pleads guilty and begs for the mercy of the court, he may get off with a fine and deportation.If you're lucky you'll get off with a warning, if you're not you'll have to pay a fine.He'd been lucky to get off with a year for that.I know that the bloke who tucked you up will get off with it scot free.It's against the law, but they get off with it.He got off with just a small fine.It's appalling that rapists can get off with such short prison sentences.You certainly wouldn't get off with that in any normal company.get somebody offAnd I said, well, but do they get it off?Firms with shorter names like Boeing do not get chopped off.Pick your head up to look too far down the road and get it lopped off.Sometimes, a few cues from Deborah got them off and running.I see Chapman got sent off for Portsmouth.Nathan gets and goes off in search of somewhere quiet, clutching a toilet roll and anxious anticipations.To climb back into the presidential race, he must get abortion off the agenda.He then got up off the floor and threatened to hit the labour master with his boots in his hand.get (somebody) offAnd I said, well, but do they get it off?Firms with shorter names like Boeing do not get chopped off.Pick your head up to look too far down the road and get it lopped off.Sometimes, a few cues from Deborah got them off and running.I see Chapman got sent off for Portsmouth.Nathan gets and goes off in search of somewhere quiet, clutching a toilet roll and anxious anticipations.To climb back into the presidential race, he must get abortion off the agenda.He then got up off the floor and threatened to hit the labour master with his boots in his hand.get off somethingHowever, when at last she got off he was nowhere to be seen, and she felt another thrill of triumph.He meant to get off, I think, but was petrified.Now there was a solution, that is, if it ever got off the drawing board.Bournemouth hopefully won't get off the floor.Perhaps he could get off the hook by saying he would go in the morning?Oh yes, they're very good at theory but no bloody good at getting off their bums and looking for themselves!Not only do we punish those who get off welfare, we require little of those who stay on.get off (something/somebody)However, when at last she got off he was nowhere to be seen, and she felt another thrill of triumph.He meant to get off, I think, but was petrified.Now there was a solution, that is, if it ever got off the drawing board.Bournemouth hopefully won't get off the floor.Perhaps he could get off the hook by saying he would go in the morning?Oh yes, they're very good at theory but no bloody good at getting off their bums and looking for themselves!We got to get off this here hill.Not only do we punish those who get off welfare, we require little of those who stay on.tell somebody where to get off"Did you give him the money?" "No, I told him where to get off."
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Verb table
get
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyget
he, she, itgets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygot
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave got
he, she, ithas got
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad got
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill get
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have got
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam getting
he, she, itis getting
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you, we, theyare getting
Past
I, he, she, itwas getting
you, we, theywere getting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been getting
he, she, ithas been getting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been getting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be getting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been getting
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