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 for To post off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post \Post\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of
        affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice;
        to post playbills.
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     Note: Formerly, a large post was erected before the sheriff's
           office, or in some public place, upon which legal
           notices were displayed. This way of advertisement has
           not entirely gone of use.
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     2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise
        opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to
        post one for cowardice.
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              On pain of being posted to your sorrow
              Fail not, at four, to meet me.        --Granville.
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     3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or
        the like.
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     4. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a
        sentinel. "It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant,
        . . . or to get him posted." --De Quincey.
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     5. (Bookkeeping) To carry, as an account, from the journal to
        the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as
        accounts, to the ledger.
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              You have not posted your books these ten years.
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     6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a
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     7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted
        with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
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              Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature
              of the day.                           --Lond. Sat.
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     To post off, to put off; to delay. [Obs.] "Why did I,
        venturously, post off so great a business?" --Baxter.
     To post over, to hurry over. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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