get\ off

v
1. To come down from or out of.

The ladder fell, and Tom couldn't get off the roof.

The bus stopped, the door opened, and Father got off.

2. To take off.

Joe's mother told him to get his wet clothes off.

3. To get away; leave.

Mr. Johnson goes fishing whenever he can get off from work.

William got off early in the morning.

4. To go free.

Mr. Andrews got off with a $5 fine when he was caught passing a stop sign.

5. To make (smth) go.

The halfback got off a lung pass.

John got a letter off to his grandmother.

6. To tell.

The governor got off several jokes at the beginning of his speech.


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