Definition of 'offset'
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Its crisp white walls are offset with geometric textiles and floral floor tiles, and the pool has sea views. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Improved passenger traffic helped to offset higher jet fuel prices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Who has had to borrow more to offset the increase in eurozone savings? Times, Sunday Times (2013)You offset the carbon on your flights? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Allowing them to deduct sales taxes will help offset this disadvantage. Christianity Today (2000)An increase in premium traffic in the third quarter has helped offset rising costs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Those on lower incomes may have some of their losses offset by increased tax credit payments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Maybe an industry giant will want to fund it for carbon offset. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The group said pricing and productivity gains had offset overall cost increases. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The couple are instead invested in equity income funds to offset the effect of inflation on their savings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most offset deals allow you to deposit or withdraw as much money as you like in the linked account. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The couple should also consider a flexible offset deal that allows them to make overpayments as well as offsetting their savings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are some important offsetting effects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This helped partly to offset the 19 million decline in print advertising during the same period. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Prices should include a carbon offsetting charge, with people unwilling to pay made to do without. The Sun (2007)If you are tiling a wall with an offset window, use the middle of the window as your central point. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The semiconductor sector will be slow to recover, with any pick-up in volumes likely to be partially offset by pressure on price. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'offset'
British English: offset VERB
If one thing is offset by another, the effect of the first thing is reduced by the second, so that any advantage or disadvantage is cancelled out.
The increase in pay costs was more than offset by higher productivity.
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