go off


go off

verb

Definition of GO OFF

intransitive verb
1
:  explode
2
:  to burst forth or break out suddenly or noisily
3
:  to go forth, out, or away :  leave
4
:  to undergo decline or deterioration
5
:  to follow the expected or desired course :  proceed <the party went off well>
6
:  to make a characteristic noise :  sound <could hear the alarm going off>
go off the deep end
1
:  to enter recklessly on a course
2
:  to become very much excited

Examples of GO OFF

  1. <specialists were able to deactivate the bomb before it went off>
  2. <the wedding went off without so much as a single glitch>

First Known Use of GO OFF

1579

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