doff
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /dɒf/
  • (GA) IPA: /dɔf/
  • (America, cot-caught) IPA: /dɑf/
Verb

doff (doffs, present participle doffing; past and past participle doffed)

  1. (clothing) To remove or take off, especially of clothing.
    Synonyms: take off
    Antonyms: don
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene i]:
      And made us doff our easy robes of peace.
    • At night, or in the rain, / He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.
  2. To remove or tip a hat, as in greeting, salutation or as a mark of respect.
    The rustics doffed their hats at the clergy.
  3. To get rid of, to throw off.
    Doff that stupid idea: it would never work.
  4. (reflexive) To strip; to divest; to undress.
    • Heaven's King, who doffs himself our flesh to wear.
Translations
  • Russian: снима́ть
Translations
  • Russian: снима́ть
Translations
  • Russian: выбра́сывать



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