Thesaurus

go off

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms 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

Synonyms for go off

Words Related to go off

Near Antonyms for go off

Antonyms for go off

2 to move forward along a course
  • the wedding went off without so much as a single glitch

Synonyms for go off

Words Related to go off

Phrases Synonymous with go off

Near Antonyms for go off

Antonyms for go off

3 to leave a place often for another
  • don't go off without telling us where we can find you

Synonyms for go off

Words Related to go off

Phrases Synonymous with go off

Near Antonyms for go off

Antonyms for go off

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About go off

Time Traveler for go off

Time Traveler

The first known use of go off was in 1579

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Go off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/go%20off. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on go off

Dictionary: Definition of go off

Nglish: Translation of go off for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of go off for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!