go off


go off

verb

Definition of GO OFF

1
to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure <specialists were able to deactivate the bomb before it went off>
Related Words fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroom
Near Antonyms collapse, fizzle
Antonyms implode
2
to move forward along a course <the wedding went off without so much as a single glitch>
Antonyms remain, stand, stay, stop
3
to leave a place often for another <don't go off without telling us where we can find you>
Synonyms bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk out

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