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  1. swear offverb

    promise to abstain from

    "I have sworn off cigarettes altogether"


  1. swear offverb

    To quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as of a bad habit.


  1. swear off

    To swear off something means to make a pledge or promise to stop or quit doing, using, or involvily oneself with something, often a negative behavior or habit. This could refer to substances like alcohol or tobacco, certain activities, or even relationships. It is generally taken as a serious commitment of personal change.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swear off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swear off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of swear off in a Sentence

  1. Tom McClintock:

    The new Republican majority needs to make a dramatic, concrete and credible statement that business as usual in Washington is over, is there a more powerful statement than to swear off the wasteful and corrupting practice of congressional earmarking?

  2. Otis Brawley:

    False positives are a huge deal, these women are so frightened and inconvenienced they swear off mammography for the rest of their lives.

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