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verb [transitive] offset pronunciation in American English /ˌɔfˈset/offset pronunciation in American English /ˈɔfˌset/
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present tense
present participleoffsetting
past tenseoffset
past participleoffset

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  1. [often passive] to balance the effect of something, with the result that there is no advantage or disadvantage
    Falling sales in Thailand were offset by strong performances in other markets.
    offset something against something: Donations to charities can be offset against tax.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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