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Definition of offset verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

offset

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɔfsɛt//
 
, NAmE//ˈɑfsɛt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they offset
 
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he / she / it offsets
 
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past simple offset
 
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-ing form offsetting
 
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to use one cost, payment, or situation in order to cancel or reduce the effect of another offset something Prices have risen in order to offset the increased cost of materials. offset something against something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: offset

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