V off n
Structure II: Verb with Adjunct
|Verb group||off||noun group|
|The ball||cannoned||off||the post.|
|The light||reflected||off||the stone.|
Verbs with this structure indicate that an object, or light or sound, hits something and comes back from it.Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Adjunct
bounce cannon echo glint rebound reflect ricochet
His voice echoes off the bare white walls of the room that was my home.
The sunlight glinted off the distant mountains in a dazzling silver-white radiance.
Another bullet ricocheted off a rock behind him.