What does go off mean?

Definitions for go off

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word go off.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off(verb)

    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

    "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"

  2. go off(verb)

    be discharged or activated

    "the explosive devices went off"

  3. fire, discharge, go off(verb)

    go off or discharge

    "The gun fired"

  4. go off(verb)

    stop running, functioning, or operating

    "Our power went off during the hurricane"

  5. go off, come off, go over(verb)

    happen in a particular manner

    "how did your talk go over?"

  6. implode, go off(verb)

    burst inward

    "The bottle imploded"


  1. go off(Verb)

    To explode.

  2. go off(Verb)

    To explode metaphorically; to become very angry.

  3. go off(Verb)

    To begin clanging or making noise.

  4. go off(Verb)

    To depart; to leave.

  5. go off(Verb)

    To putrefy or become inedible, or to become unusable in any way.

  6. go off(Verb)

    To like less.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go off in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Coleman:

    They've taken the foot off Johnny Grubb. Uh, they've taken the shoe off Johnny Grubb.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

    The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.

  4. J. Russel Lynes:

    If you can't ignore an insult, top it if you can't top it, laugh it off and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.

  5. Made:

    Ricky Max, ah, one more thing, ah ... who am I dropping this off to Who gets their hands on this Max That's your per diem. Ricky Yeah, that's my per diem, and who do I give it to Who do I drop it off to

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • εκπυρσοκροτώ, εκρήγνυμαι, χαλάω, κόβω, αναχωρώ, αλλοιώνομαι, χτυπάω, ξινίζω, φεύγωGreek
  • raivostua, mennä pilalle, poistua, käynnistyä, häipyä, [[mennä]] [[pois]], [[alkaa]] [[kuulua]], lähteä, räjähtää, pilaantua, soida, pahentuaFinnish
  • abeo, abscedoLatin
  • weggaan, afgaan, vertrekken, bedervenDutch
  • gå avNorwegian
  • испортиться, звучать, уехать, взрываться, зазвучать, взорваться, уезжать, уходить, раздаваться, уйти, злиться, раздаться, портиться, разозлитьсяRussian

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