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adjective offshore pronunciation in British English /ˌɒfˈʃɔː(r)/
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] in the sea, not on the land. This word is used especially for talking about the oil industry

    China has huge offshore and onshore oil reserves.

    an offshore oil rig

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of offshore
    1. a.
      in the sea but near the coast

      offshore islands

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of offshore
    2. b.
      an offshore wind is blowing away from the land, towards the sea

      Avoid offshore winds and don't sail alone.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] economics an offshore bank or company is not in your own country, but in a country where you pay less tax
    1. a.
      relating to or involving money invested in another country

      offshore assets/funds/investments

      offshore banking

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 offshore pronunciation in British English  adverb

They're going to be working offshore.

The wind was blowing offshore.


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