measure off

ˌmeasure ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they measure off he/she/it measures off present participle measuring off past tense measured off past participle measured off] phrasal verb
to measure a particular length, width, height etc, often at a point where something is to be cut

He took the fabric and measured off a couple of metres.

Thesaurus: to measure somethingsynonym units for measuring length or widthhyponym
Main entry: measure

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measure off [phrasal verb]
measure off (something) also measure (something) off : to measure (something) and mark its edges or its beginning and ending

They measured off a half-acre plot for the house lot.

He measured off three yards of cloth.

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Main Entry:measure

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