be off

be off(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to leave)
a. irse
I'm off to work, dear. See you later.Me voy al trabajo, cariño. Nos vemos luego.
b. largarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I think they called the police. I'm off.Creo que llamaron a la policía. Yo me largo.
c. pirarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What do you mean you're off? No way! There's still a lot to do.¿Cómo que tú te piras? ¡Ni hablar! Todavía queda mucho por hacer.
2. (to be absent from)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm off work tonight. We should go out for dinner!No tengo que ir al trabajo esta noche. ¡Deberíamos salir a cenar!
The kids are off school this Monday.Los niños no tienen escuela este lunes.
3. (to be bad)
a. estar malo
This fish doesn't smell right. It must be off.Este pescado no huele bien. Debe estar malo.
4. (used to indicate abstinence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm off the pill now because I want to have a baby.Ya no uso la píldora porque quiero tener un bebé.
I've been off drugs for a year now. - I'm so glad to hear that.No he consumido drogas por un año. - Me alegra mucho oír eso.
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