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verb [transitive] offset pronunciation in British English /ˈɒfˌset/
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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 course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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