get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing;
"The mafia liquidated the informer"
"the double agent was neutralized"
cut the price of
take by theft;
"Someone snitched my wallet!"
"She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"
"He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
stop pursuing or acting;
"drop a lawsuit"
"knock it off!"
- He usually comes off duty at 5 p.m.
- He always knocks off at six o'clock.
- I hope you can taper off smoking.
- Business dropped off sharply during the recession.
- The police cordon off the area to prevent loot.
- The gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis.
- This machine can roll off two prints a second.