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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
    1. a.
      in the sea but near the coast
      offshore islands
    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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