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Definition of off verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

off

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːf//
 
, NAmE//ɑːf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they off
BrE BrE//ɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːf//
 
, NAmE//ɑːf//
 
he / she / it offs
BrE BrE//ɒfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːfs//
 
, NAmE//ɑːfs//
 
past simple offed
BrE BrE//ɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːft//
 
, NAmE//ɑːft//
 
past participle offed
BrE BrE//ɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːft//
 
, NAmE//ɑːft//
 
-ing form offing
BrE BrE//ˈɒfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːfɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈɑːfɪŋ//
 
 
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off somebody (informal, especially North American English) to kill somebody Word Origin Old English, originally a variant of of (which combined the senses of ‘of’ and ‘off’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: off