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present tense
I/you/we/theypush off
he/she/itpushes off
present participlepushing off
past tensepushed off
past participlepushed off
  1. 1
    [intransitive] informal old-fashioned to leave a place

    I'll wait ten minutes more; then I'll push off for home.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] [usually in imperative] British informal used for telling someone rudely and angrily to go away

    Push off, and leave me alone!

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if a person or boat pushes off, or if you push a boat off, you sail away from the land

    I dragged the boat down to the water and pushed off.

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