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GET OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does get off mean? 

GET OFF (verb)
  The verb GET OFF has 11 senses:

1. leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
2. be relieved of one's duties temporarily
3. transfer
4. cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case
5. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
6. enjoy in a sexual way
7. get off (a horse)
8. get out of quickly
9. send via the postal service
10. get high, stoned, or drugged
11. deliver verbally

  Familiarity information: GET OFF used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


GET OFF (verb)


Sense 1get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

exit; get out; go out; leave (move out of or depart from)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "get off"):

detrain (leave a train)

deplane (get off an airplane)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

get on (get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.))


Sense 2get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be relieved of one's duties temporarily

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

get off; send off; send

Context example:

The spy sent the classified information off to Russia

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

transfer (move from one place to another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The lawyer got him off, even though there was no doubt in everybody's mind that he killed his wife

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

get away; escape; get by; get off; get out

Context examples:

She gets away with murder! / I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

avoid (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "get off"):

evade (use cunning or deceit to escape or avoid)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enjoy in a sexual way

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

He gets off on shoes

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

enjoy; love (get pleasure from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 7get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get off (a horse)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

dismount; unhorse; get down; light; get off

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

come down; descend; fall; go down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)

Domain category:

horseback riding; riding (to be carried on horseback as a means of transportation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 8get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get out of quickly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hop out; get off

Context example:

The officer hopped out when he spotted an illegally parked car

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

exit; get out; go out; leave (move out of or depart from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 9get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send via the postal service

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mail; get off

Context example:

I'll mail you the check tomorrow

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

send; send out (to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "get off"):

pouch (send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 10get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get high, stoned, or drugged

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

trip out; trip; turn on; get off

Context example:

He trips every weekend

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s on something


Sense 11get off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliver verbally

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He got off the best line I've heard in a long time

Hypernyms (to "get off" is one way to...):

express; give tongue to; utter; verbalise; verbalize (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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