Synonyms of 'off'
1 awayDictionary, out, apartHe went off on his own.
1 cancelledDictionary, abandoned, postponedToday's game is off.
2 badDictionary, rotten, rancidFood starts to smell when it goes off.
They bought so much beef that some went bad.
The smell is like rotten eggs.
the odour of rancid milk
tiny fridges full of sour milk
Even young children have teeth so decayed they need to be extracted.
river banks coated with layers of putrid sludge from untreated waste
3 unacceptableDictionary, poor, unsatisfactoryComing home drunk like that - it's a bit off, isn't it?
She left her husband because of his unacceptable behaviour.
The wine is very poor.
The inspectors said a third of lessons were unsatisfactory.
The response to the appeal was disappointing.
another second-rate politician
I'm normally quick to complain about shoddy service.
a policy of clearing substandard housing
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When people or things are apart, they are some distance from each other.
He saw her standing some distance apart.
If you move something aside, you move it to one side of you.
She closed the book and laid it aside.
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