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pension somebody/something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpension somebody/something ↔ off1 BECto make someone leave their job when they are old or ill, and pay them a pension Not everyone wants to be pensioned off at 65.2 informalOLD/NOT YOUNG to get rid of something because it is old or not useful anymore Many of the old ships have been pensioned off. pension→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pension offIn three years, just thirty-six months, they would pension him off.They live hand to mouth and get no pension or help off the state.
From Longman Business Dictionarypension off phrasal verb [transitive] British English informal1 pension somebody → off to make someone who is old or ill leave their job and pay them a pensionHe had worked hard all his life, and in three years they would pension him off.2 pension something → off to get rid of something because it is too old or not useful any moreOld coal-fired power stations will be pensioned off. pension→ See Verb table
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Verb table
pension
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypension
he, she, itpensions
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypensioned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pensioned
he, she, ithas pensioned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pensioned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pension
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pensioned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pensioning
he, she, itis pensioning
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you, we, theyare pensioning
Past
I, he, she, itwas pensioning
you, we, theywere pensioning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pensioning
he, she, ithas been pensioning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pensioning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pensioning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pensioning
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