get off
verb Date: 1606 intransitive verb 1. to avoid the most serious consequences of a dangerous situation or punishment <
got off with a light sentence
>
2. start, leave <
got off on the trip early
>
3. to leave work with permission or as scheduled 4. to get high on a drug 5. to experience orgasm 6. to experience great pleasure — often used with on transitive verb 1. to secure the release of or procure a modified penalty for <
his lawyers got him off
>
2. a. utter <
get off a joke
>
b. to write and send 3. to succeed in doing, making, or delivering 4. to cause to get off

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Get Off — was a hit song by Miami based Latin/disco band Foxy in 1978. Released from their LP of the same name, the song became a crossover hit. It spent two weeks at number one during the fall of that year and also peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot… …   Wikipedia

  • get off — index alight Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • get off — “escape,” c.1600. Sexual sense attested by 1973 …   Etymology dictionary

  • get off — [v] depart alight, blow*, descend, disembark, dismount, escape, exit, go, go away, leave, light, pull out, quit, retire, withdraw; concepts 154,195 Ant. arrive …   New thesaurus

  • get off — phrasal verb Word forms get off : present tense I/you/we/they get off he/she/it gets off present participle getting off past tense got off past participle got off 1) a) [intransitive/transitive, usually in imperative] used for telling someone to… …   English dictionary

  • get off — Synonyms and related words: achieve satisfaction, advance, alight, be getting along, be off, blow, break in, bring out, buzz off, climax, climb down, come, come away, commence, cop a plea, cop out, depart, dismount, ejaculate, embark, emit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • get off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone who has broken a law or rule gets off, they are not punished, or are given only a very small punishment. [V P with n] He is likely to get off with a small fine. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you get off, you leave a place because… …   English dictionary

  • get off — verb 1. leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc. (Freq. 3) • Ant: ↑get on • Hypernyms: ↑exit, ↑go out, ↑get out, ↑leave • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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