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-OFF

-OFF appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • It's not the cough that carries you off,
    it's the coffin they carry you off in!
  • Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
    A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.
    Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,
    But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.
    None of your fantastic slack swap slop
    From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.
    Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock
    With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.
    Not a supersheet seersucker rucksack sock,
    Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock
    Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
    Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
    Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.
    (articulation warmup for actors)

-OFF appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • No kidding — Lorenzo called off his trip to visit Mexico City just because they told him the conquistadores were extinct. (99 letters)
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-OFF appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ski off, oiks!
  • Lid off a daffodil.
  • Go far off for a fog.
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Definition of -OFF

What does -OFF mean?

suffix

  1. Forming nouns denoting competitions.

Phrases with -OFF

  1. go-off
  2. in-off
  3. On-Off

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Printed books with definitions for -OFF

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Google previewThe Language of Turn and Sequence (2002)

by Cecilia E. Ford, Barbara A. Fox, Sandra A. Thompson

And this is significant for repair, since the ability to resume as soon as possible after cut-off means that the repairing talk...

In short, a design feature of closure cut-off is that it enables soonest possible repair.

Summary of Phonology Closure cut-off is a contextually conditioned articulatorytechnique for stopping a next sound ...

Google previewAudio Production Worktext (2013)

Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment by Sam Sauls, Craig Stark

Bass roll-off is a switch on some microphones that electronically turns down the lower frequencies. (Reread 4.11 and 4.12.) No. Microphone impedance is used to categorize microphones. (Reread 4.2 and 4.9.) Correct. This describes the A-B ...

Google previewNatural Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease (2012)

by Balz Frei

One trade-off is that a considerable proportion of an animal's resources is devoted to reproduction at a cost to maintenance, which means that the maintenance of somatic tissues is less than that required for indefinite survival. Of the vast array ...

Google previewCODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (2013)

by JATINDRA KUMAR DAS

A Set-off is a statutory defence where as Counterclaim is a cross-action. 2. A Set- off is for an ascertained sum or arising from the same transaction as the claim while a Counterclaim is an independent action. 3. A set off is a ground of defence ...

Google previewAnticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems (2003)

by Ms. Chikako Oka

The trade-off is a larger size of type II errors: 86 percent of the total alarms are false although the false alarm ratio goes down to 77 percent when the more relaxed definition of arrears is applied. The in-sample results show that all three models ...

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Quotes about -OFF

First off, we've had sworn testimony from soldiers and testimony before our staff that wasn't sworn, that said these alarms rarely went off, that they went off after the war in most cases and went off a lot. (Christopher Shays)
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