measure off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymeasure off
he/she/itmeasures off
present participlemeasuring off
past tensemeasured off
past participlemeasured off
  1. to measure a particular length, width, height etc, often at a point where something is to be cut

    He took the fabric and measured off a couple of metres.

See also main entry: measure