off
adjective

not working or not in operation

Examples
  • to take three days off

  • The agreement is off.

  • They called the strike off.

  • We give the staff four days off at Christmas.

adverb
  1. taken away from a price

    Example

    We give 5 per cent off for quick settlement.

  2. lower than a previous price

    Example

    The shares closed 2 per cent off.

preposition
  1. subtracted from

    Examples
    • to take £25 off the price

    • We give 10 per cent off our usual prices.

  2. not included

    Usage
    items off balance sheet or off balance sheet assets
    financial items which do not appear in a company's balance sheet as assets, such as equipment acquired under an operating lease

"...its stock closed Monday at $21.875 a share in NYSE composite trading, off 56 per cent from its high last July" [Wall Street Journal]

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