get off

[get off] {v.} 1. To come down from or out of.

The ladder fell,and Tom couldn't get off the roof.

The bus stopped, the dooropened, and Father got off.

2. To take off.

Joe's mother told himto get his wet clothes off.

3. To get away; leave.

Mr. Johnsongoes fishing whenever he can get off from work.

William got offearly in the morning.

4. To go free.

Mr. Andrews got off with a $5fine when he was caught passing a stop sign.

5. To make (something)go.

The halfback got off a lung pass.

John got a letter off tohis grandmother.

6. To tell.

The governor got off several jokes atthe beginning of his speech.