Definitions for go off
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"
be discharged or activated
"the explosive devices went off"
fire, discharge, go off(verb)
go off or discharge
"The gun fired"
stop running, functioning, or operating
"Our power went off during the hurricane"
go off, come off, go over(verb)
happen in a particular manner
"how did your talk go over?"
implode, go off(verb)
"The bottle imploded"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to leave to do
Jason went off to make a phone call.; She's going off to college next month.
Suddenly all the lights went off.; at the time when the power went off
(of food or drink) to have become unfit to eat or drink
The milk's gone off.
to stop liking
I've gone off that program.
(of an alarm) to start making a warning sound
The alarm went off at six.
(of a weapon) to explode or be fired accidentally
The gun went off when he was cleaning it.; A car bomb went off in the square.
to happen in a particular way
to happen exactly as planned
The conference went off without a hitch.
To explode metaphorically; to become very angry.
To begin clanging or making noise.
To depart; to leave.
To putrefy or become inedible, or to become unusable in any way.
To like less.
Translations for go off
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a bomb etc) to explode
The little boy was injured when the firework went off in his hand.
- explodirPortuguese (BR)
- gå af; eksplodereDanish
- estallar, explosionarSpanish
- منفجر شدنFarsi
- विस्फोट होनाHindi
- afgaan, ontploffenDutch
- منفجر شدنPersian
- a explodaRomanian
- sprožiti seSlovenian
- explodera, smälla, brinna avSwedish
- 爆炸Chinese (Trad.)
- منفجر ہوناUrdu
- 爆炸Chinese (Simp.)
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