Go off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡoʊ ˈɒf|
Brit.  |ɡəʊ ɒf|  British pronunciation of the word go off

verb

- run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along (syn: abscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp)
- be discharged or activated
- go off or discharge (syn: discharge, fire)
- stop running, functioning, or operating
- happen in a particular manner
- burst inward (syn: implode)

Examples

A gun goes off every day to mark exactly one o'clock.

The light went off as the policemen entered the room.

The concert went off well.

Her good looks were unmistakably going off.

Don't drink the milk, it's gone off.

I went to bed early enough, but for some reason I couldn't go off.

He bought a pocket Derringer, which had a trick of going off unexpectedly.

Hamlet goes off

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