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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help me to make the proper choice of the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The referee ordered the player off the field.

    order off = remove (from)

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    NOT A TEACHER

    MCGraw-Hill Osborne Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs:

    order someone off ((of ) something)
    to command someone to get off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.)

    The teacher ordered Tom off the steps.

    He ordered him off.
    In your sentence: the referee told the player to leave the field, probably because he violated the rules of the game.

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