Count aloud from one end of a line of persons to the other, each person counting in turn. For example, The soldiers counted off one by one. This usage and the practice it describes come from the military.
Place in a separate group by counting, as in The office counted off the telephone books for each delivery route.
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How to use count off in a sentence
In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
When the reserve transfers are completed checks in transit can no longer count as reserves.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Francesco Bussone di Carmagnola, count de Castlenuovo, executed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This is a big country, but you can count on the fingers of one hand the places where a man can spend money.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was thrashed at home by Aunty Rosa on the same count, and then the placard was produced.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling