work off

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work off

  1. (transitive) To lose (weight) by doing physical work; to burn off the calories gained from eating something.
    We need to get moving to work off these donuts.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To end (a debt) by doing labor for the person owed money.
    After thirteen years, I've worked off my student debt.