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Off.‘get offa your horse!’
- ‘No, you can say hi, but keep your grimy hands offa her!’
- ‘Good, I need t’ take yur mind offa school, it ain't good for ya.’
- ‘Looks like he wants to tear my head offa my shoulders.’
- ‘Carrie, I want you to try and hit a ball offa Alex.’
- ‘This is what I get for basing a story offa a dream.’
Late 19th century (in Scottish use, as affa): representing a regional or informal pronunciation of off of.
(died 796), king of Mercia 757–796. He organized the construction of Offa's Dyke, a series of earthworks marking the traditional boundary between England and Wales.
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