work off
transitive verb Date: 1662 to dispose of or get rid of by work or activity

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  • work off — ► work off reduce or eliminate by activity. Main Entry: ↑work …   English terms dictionary

  • work off — verb cause to go away through effort or work work off the extra pounds you have gained over the holidays we must work off the debt • Hypernyms: ↑get rid of, ↑remove • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * work off [phrasal verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • work off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms work off : present tense I/you/we/they work off he/she/it works off present participle working off past tense worked off past participle worked off 1) to pay someone what you owe them by doing a job for them… …   English dictionary

  • work off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you work off energy, stress, or anger, you get rid of it by doing something that requires a lot of physical effort. [V P n (not pron)] Cleaning my kitchen really works off frustration if I ve had a row with someone... [V n P]… …   English dictionary

  • work off — phr verb Work off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑energy …   Collocations dictionary

  • work off — exercise to reduce stress or emotion or fat    Cycling is a good way to work off stress …   English idioms

  • work off — make something go away especially by working He was able to work off his hangover and is now feeling much better …   Idioms and examples

  • work off — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To get rid of by exertion] Syn. work out, work away, exercise, run off, sweat off, walk off, lose. 2. [To pay by working] Syn. pay off, work in exchange for, repay in kind …   English dictionary for students

  • work off — {v.} To make (something) go away, especially by working. * /John worked off the fat around his waist by doing exercise every morning./ * /Mr. Smith worked off his anger by chopping wood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work off — {v.} To make (something) go away, especially by working. * /John worked off the fat around his waist by doing exercise every morning./ * /Mr. Smith worked off his anger by chopping wood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work\ off — v To make (smth) go away, especially by working. John worked off the fat around his waist by doing exercise every morning. Mr. Smith worked off his anger by chopping wood …   Словарь американских идиом

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