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adjective British English pronunciation: offshore /ˌɒfˈʃɔː(r)/
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    [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

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offshore

 British English pronunciation: offshore  adverb

They're going to be working offshore.

The wind was blowing offshore.

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