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English verb: get off

1. get off (motion) leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)exit, get out, go out, leave

Narrower (hyponym)deplane, detrain

Antonymsboard, get on

2. get off (social) be relieved of one's duties temporarily

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

3. get off (communication) transfer

SamplesThe spy sent the classified information off to Russia.

Synonymssend, send off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)transfer

4. get off (communication) cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case

SamplesThe lawyer got him off, even though there was no doubt in everybody's mind that he killed his wife.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. get off (communication) escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

SamplesShe gets away with murder!.
I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities.

Synonymsescape, get away, get by, get out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)avoid

Narrower (hyponym)evade

6. get off (perception) enjoy in a sexual way

SamplesHe gets off on shoes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)enjoy, love

7. get off (motion) alight from (a horse)

Synonymsdismount, get down, light, unhorse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

Domain categoryhorseback riding, riding

8. get off (motion) get out of quickly

SamplesThe officer hopped out when he spotted an illegally parked car.

Synonymshop out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)exit, get out, go out, leave

Antonymsbestride, climb on, hop on, jump on, mount up, get on, mount

9. get off (contact) send via the postal service

SamplesI'll mail you the check tomorrow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)send, send out

Narrower (hyponym)pouch

10. get off (consumption) get high, stoned, or drugged

SamplesHe trips every weekend.

Synonymstrip, trip out, turn on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something

11. get off (communication) deliver verbally

SamplesHe got off the best line I've heard in a long time.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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