What is the difference when you say “get off” and “get out of”?

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    Context, please. An example sentence, please. Your own research, please. – user140086 Jun 20 '16 at 5:35
  • "Get off my foot!" "I sure hope I can get out of doing the dishes!" You can't tell the difference?? – Hot Licks Jun 20 '16 at 12:13

Both mean exiting.

For example, Get off is (formally) exiting a public transport as in

Get off the bus at the next stop.

Get out is something informal, for example to exit your own transport as in

Get out of the car once I tell you to.

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    There are many possible meanings. See get off vs get out off. Please avoid answering off-topic questions. – NVZ Jun 20 '16 at 8:06
  • You're explanation works fine for planes, trains, and automobiles, but these don't mean the same thing: Get out of my refrigerator vs. Get off my refrigerator. Also, I might exclaim, "Get off my lawn!" or "Get out of my yard!" but I probably wouldn't say "Get off my yard!" or "Get out of my lawn!" – J.R. Jun 20 '16 at 22:10

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