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come off

verb

Definition of come off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to acquit oneself :  fare <came off well in the contest> b :  appear, seem

  3. 2 :  succeed <a television series that never came offTV Guide>

  4. 3 :  happen, occur

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to have recently completed or recovered from <coming off a good year>



Examples of come off in a sentence

  1. <couldn't believe that the wedding would actually come off—they've been just dating for years>

  2. <the attempted revival of the city's downtown never really came off, and even more stores eventually closed>



1596

First Known Use of come off

1596



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