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work off

Meaning: to get rid of excess weight or a negative emotion by engaging in physical activity

For example:

  • work off sth After eating ice cream, my sister goes for a run because she thinks it'll work off any weight she would have gained.

  • work sth off Do you think that doing exercise can help work things like stress or tension off?

Quick Quiz:

Patsy goes to the gym in order to work off the weight she's gained from
  1. wearing weighty clothes
  2. eating fatty foods
  3. lifting heavy weights

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