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DOFF, verb transitive

1. To put off, as dress.

And made us doff our easy robes of peace.

2. To strip or divest; as, he doffs himself.

3. To put or thrust away; to get rid of.

To doff their dire distresses.

4. To put off; to shift off; with a view to delay.

Every day thou doffst me with some device.

[This word is, I believe, entirely obsolete in discourse, at least in the United States, but is retained in poetry.]