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  • suffix Alternative spelling of -ov.
  • suffix Forming nouns denoting competitions.

Etymologies

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See -ov.

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From the particle off.

Examples

  • As the business matures, the cost of adding subscribers and re-energizing dormant ones is starting to show up in another way that hits profits: national deals with big brands, like LivingSocial's 50%-off coupon to Whole Foods recently.

    Groupon's Fast-Growing Business Faces a Churning Point

  • It sends him a 15%-off coupon for roses at a nearby florist where he has shopped a few times in the past year.

    Mobile Banking Gets Riskier

  • In the spring, Lowe's Corp. began offering a similar 5%-off branded credit card.

    Frontier of Frugality

  • To get the best deals, don't bite at initial 10%- to 20%-off sales.

    How to Get With the Mobile-Banking Program

  • Stores were awash with early December sales and M&S was forced to run a series of 25%-off discount days on its clothing and homeware ranges before Christmas to draw in shoppers.

    Price Cuts Weigh on U.K. Retailers

  • High so-called channel inventories in Europe and falling demand for notebooks led Acer to make a US$150 million write -off on inventories in the second quarter.

    PC Maker Acer Posts Another Loss

  • That could be tough: The types of small businesses it works with tend not to go after impulse purchases with 50%-off coupons.

    Investors Are Reaching Too Far for Local

  • The grocery chain is enticing flu-shot business by offering 10%-off coupons for future shopping trips.

    Flu Vaccine Sales Could Use Shot in the Arm

  • The trajectory of a prolonged economic slump and the rising use of smartphones is clear: Consumers have become so bargain-addicted that even a 50%-off sale barely excites.

    Info-Age Shoplifting

  • No wonder Kean wore the expression of a man who had dipped a hand into a supermarket's reduced-to-clear shelf and pulled out a finest range product with a 90%-off sticker after Yakubu returned from suspension to open the scoring against QPR, his 13th goal in 16 top-flight starts for Blackburn.

    Steve Kean hails predatory Yakubu as Blackburn drag QPR into the mire

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