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  • verbget rid of by work or effort
  • verbpay back by working

synonyms for work off

  • exercise
  • lose
  • sweat off
  • work out
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How to use work off in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
With him one is at high pressure all the time, and I have gained a good many more ideas from him than I can work up in a hurry.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
In fact, except for Ramona's help, it would have been a question whether even Alessandro could have made Baba work in harness.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The sad end of the mission to King M'Bongo has been narrated in the body of this work.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Entrez donc, 'tis the work of one of your compatriots; and here, though a heretic, you may consider yourself on English ground.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
How is it that one instant of time should work those effects in the human mind which are so lasting in their results!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
She did her work at a most interesting period in Dutch painting.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WORK OFF

  • eject
  • foist
  • make a pretense of
  • palm
  • palm off
  • send forth
  • work off
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.