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go off


  1. adverb (of power, a water supply, etc) to cease to be available, running, or functioning

    the lights suddenly went off

  2. adverb to be discharged or activated; explode
  3. adverb to occur as specified

    the meeting went off well

  4. to leave (a place)

    the actors went off stage

  5. adverb (of a sensation) to gradually cease to be felt or perceived
  6. adverb to fall asleep
  7. adverb to enter a specified state or condition

    she went off into hysterics

  8. adverbfoll bywith to abscond (with)
  9. adverb (of concrete, mortar, etc) to harden
  10. informal.
    adverb (of food, milk, etc) to become stale or rotten
  11. informal.
    preposition to cease to like

    she went off him after their marriage

  12. informal.
    adverb to become bad-tempered
  13. slang.
    adverb to have an orgasm
  14. slang.
    adverb (of premises) to be raided by the police
  15. slang.
    adverb (of a racehorse) to win a fixed race
  16. slang.
    adverb to be stolen

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Example Sentences

When they go off-book, as it's known in Hollywood parlance, all bets are off.

Stalin retired to his bedroom after telling his bodyguards that they could go off-duty, specifying that they were not to wake him.

Retired floor salesman Steve Sacks put in a plea for the first family to go off-script.

OK, but at any point you want to go off-the-record let me know.

Mapihaw ku ug mutaas ang núta, I go off-key on the high notes.

An' from the very fust go-off they tuk their cue an' stuck to it.

I knew right away this meant I was going to have to go off-Earth again.

Well, one gentleman isn't bound to fly into the arms of another gentleman first go-off.

Then they tried it on the high bars, and the new man stuck right at the go-off.





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