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Definition 1 of 3

Off

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Adverb.
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Definition

An adverb used innocuously to emphasise the completeness of even a mundane action, almost with a sense of achievement and finality

Usage

I went off home; I did off my homework
Added 2011-07-06 by Christine

Root

English

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

Commstreet

Definition 2 of 3

Off

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To die, to expire, to pass away.

Euphemism, used mostly among Marathi-speakers.

Usage

"Mr. Kulkarni off jhale aahe" (Mr. Kulkarni has switched off.)
Added 2011-08-24 by GoodCumbany

Root

Marathi

Related Terms

Died on the spot, expired

Terms referencing this

Commstreet

Definition 3 of 3

Off

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Noun.
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Definition

A vacation day, a day off. (Not to be confused with the adverb form of the word, which emphasises the completeness of even a mundane action, almost with a sense of achievement and finality.)

Usage

Do you have an off for Mahavir Jayanti? Let's go get talli that night!
Added 2011-08-15 by simbly

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

Commstreet