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Noun: offing  ó-fing
  1. The near or foreseeable future
    "there was a wedding in the offing"
     
  2. The part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
    "there was a ship in the offing"
Verb: off  óf
Usage: informal
  1. [N. Amer, informal] Kill intentionally and with premeditation
    - murder, slay [literary], hit, dispatch, bump off [informal], polish off [informal], remove
     
  2. Go away from a place
    - leave, go forth, go away

Derived forms: offings

Type of: body of water, future, futurity, hereafter, kill, time to come, water

Part of: briny [Brit], main

Encyclopedia: Offing

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