get off

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to get off (third-person singular simple present gets off, present participle getting off, simple past and past participle got off)

  1. (transitive) To move from being on top of (something) to not being on top of it.
    Get off your chair and help me.
  2. (transitive) To move (something) from being on top of (something else) to not being on top of it.
    Could you get the book off the top shelf for me?
  3. (transitive and intransitive) To disembark, especially from mass transportation, such as a bus or train.
    You get off the train at the third stop.
    When we reach the next stop, we'll get off.
  4. (transitive and intransitive) To stop (doing something), to desist from (doing something).
    This is where you get off ordering me about!
  5. (transitive) To stop using a piece of equipment, such as a telephone or computer.
    Can you get off the phone, please? I need to use it urgently.
  6. (transitive and intransitive) To complete a shift or a day's work.
    If I can get off early tomorrow, I'll give you a ride home.
  7. (intransitive) To stop touching or interfering with something or someone.
    Don't tickle me – get off!
  8. (transitive with object following “get”, slang) To excite or arouse, especially in a sexual manner.
    Catwoman's costume really gets me off.
  9. (intransitive, slang) To experience an orgasm or other sexual pleasure; to become sexually aroused.
    You are not allowed to get off in my bedroom.
    It takes more than a picture in a girlie magazine for me to get off.
  10. (transitive, slang, UK) To kiss; to smooch.
    I'd like to get off with him after the party.
  11. (intransitive) To incur (mild) consequences.
    The vandal got off easy, with only a fine.
  12. (intransitive) To fall asleep.
    If I wake up during the night, I cannot get off again.
  13. (transitive, especially in an interrogative sentence) To behave in an presumptuous, rude, or intrusive manner.
    Where do you get off talking to me like that?

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