used especially to tell somebody to stop touching you or another person Get off me, that hurts!
- 1to leave a place or start a journey; to help somebody do this We got off straight after breakfast. He got the children off to school.
- 2(British English) to fall asleep; to make somebody do this I had great difficulty getting off to sleep. They couldn't get the baby off till midnight.
to leave work with permission Could you get off (work) early tomorrow?
to stop discussing a particular subject; to make somebody do this Please can we get off the subject of dieting? I couldn't get him off politics once he had started.
to send something by post/mail I must get these letters off first thing tomorrow.
to have no or almost no injuries in an accident She was lucky to get off with just a few bruises.