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Definition of offshore adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌɑfˈʃɔr//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1happening or existing in the ocean, not far from the land offshore drilling an offshore island
  2. 2(of winds) blowing from the land toward the ocean offshore breezes
  3. 3(business) (of money, companies, etc.) kept or located in a country that has more generous tax laws than other places offshore investments
offshore adverb
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a ship anchored offshore profits earned offshore compare inshore, onshore

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