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Phrasal Verbs

order off

This page is about the phrasal verb order off

Meaning

to tell a player to leave the field of play, or the court, usually because they have committed a foul or broken a rule

Synonym

send off

For example

  • order sb off The referee ordered Paddy off because he made an illegal tackle on another player, and could have seriously injured him.

  • order off sb The umpire will order off any players who are bleeding or have blood on their uniforms.

Quick Quiz

The referee ordered Cherie off because she had

a. committed a foul

b. scored a goal

c. missed a shot

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