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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adv. away, at a distance. —adj. disconnected, discontinued; in error, mistaken; tainted, rank, stale, high; substandard, below par, not up to scratch. See distance, separation, deterioration, inferiority.
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(Roget's IV) modif. & prep.
1. [Situated at a distance]
Syn. ahead, behind, up front, to one side, divergent, beside, aside, below, beneath, above, far, afar, absent, not here, removed, apart, in the distance, at a distance, gone, away; see also distant 1 .
Ant. here*, at hand, present.
2. [Moving away]
Syn. into the distance, away from, farther away, disappearing, vanishing, removing, sheering off, turning aside; see also away 1 .
Ant. returning*, coming, approaching.
3. [Started]
Syn. initiated, commenced, originated; see begun .
4. [Mistaken]
Syn. erring, in error, confused; see mistaken 1 , wrong 2 .
5. [*Crazy]
Syn. odd, peculiar, queer; see insane 1 .
6. [*Not employed]
Syn. not on duty, on vacation, gone; see unemployed .
7. [Not up to standard]
Syn. substandard, abnormal, subnormal, unproductive; see poor 2 .
get off on*,
Syn. vb enjoy, appreciate, take pleasure in; see like 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. away or detached removed, above, below, aside, behind, distant, not touching, separated.
2. shut off, inoperable stopped, malfunctioning, disconnected, shut down, defunct, unpowered, down.
3. mistaken incorrect, in error, wrong, inaccurate, erroneous, miscalculated.
4. off duty on holiday, not working, on liberty, on leave.
ANT.: 1. on, attached, touching, astride. 2. on, functioning, running. 3. correct, accurate, right. 4. on duty, working
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Characterized by reduced economic activity: down, dull, slack, slow, sluggish, soft. See INCREASE. 2. Containing an error or errors: erroneous, fallacious, false, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, unsound, untrue, wrong. Idioms: all wet, in error, off base, off (or wide of) the mark. See CORRECT. 3. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: brainsick, crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, touched, unbalanced, unsound, wrong. Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony. Slang: bananas, batty, buggy, cuckoo, fruity, loco, nuts, nutty, screwy, wacky. Chiefly British: crackers. Law: non compos mentis. Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off (or out of) one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad. See SANE. II verb Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully: destroy, finish (off), kill1, liquidate, murder, slay. Informal: put away. Slang: bump off, do in, knock off, rub out, waste, wipe out, zap. See HELP.

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