number off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theynumber off
he/she/itnumbers off
present participlenumbering off
past tensenumbered off
past participlenumbered off
  1. to give each person in a group a number that is used for referring to them

    The children stand in a line and are numbered off.

See also main entry: number