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go off

verb

Definition of go off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  explode

  3. 2 :  to burst forth or break out suddenly or noisily

  4. 3 :  to go forth, out, or away :  leave

  5. 4 :  to undergo decline or deterioration

  6. 5 :  to follow the expected or desired course :  proceed <the party went off well>

  7. 6 :  to make a characteristic noise :  sound <could hear the alarm going off>

go off the deep end
  1. 1 :  to enter recklessly on a course

  2. 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>



1579

First Known Use of go off

1579



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