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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make offverb

    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 offverb

    be discharged or activated

    "the explosive devices went off"

  3. fire, discharge, go offverb

    go off or discharge

    "The gun fired"

  4. go offverb

    stop running, functioning, or operating

    "Our power went off during the hurricane"

  5. go off, come off, go oververb

    happen in a particular manner

    "how did your talk go over?"

  6. implode, go offverb

    burst inward

    "The bottle imploded"


  1. go offverb

    To explode.

  2. go offverb

    To explode metaphorically; to become very angry.

  3. go offverb

    To begin clanging or making noise.

  4. go offverb

    To depart; to leave.

  5. go offverb

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

  6. go offverb

    To like less.


  1. go off

    The phrase "go off" is typically used in an informal context and its definition can vary greatly depending on the situation and context. However, some general definitions are: 1. To suddenly become very angry: "He just went off when he saw the mess." 2. To start to ring or make a noise, typically referring to an alarm or a bomb: "The alarm clock just went off." 3. To leave or depart: "She went off to college last autumn." 4. To deteriorate or become bad, usually referring to food: "Be careful, that milk has gone off." 5. To begin or start to happen: "The event goes off at 5pm." 6. To bring attention, express, or perform enthusiastically: "He always goes off on his favorite topics during meetings." This definition is not exhaustive and may not cover all instances where "go off" is used. Always consider the context to identify the exact meaning.

Rap Dictionary

  1. go offverb

    To get busy.To perform on stage or on a record. "The Biz Markie is going off, Go off, Go off" Biz Markie - The Biz is going off

  2. go offverb

    To shoot a gun.

  3. go offverb

    To get furious due to too much pressure. "I might go off any minute" -- 2pac (I don't give a fu**)

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  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

Examples of go off in a Sentence

  1. Emma Clement:

    Have you seen some of the deals today? They are hard to beat, most stores are offering over 50 percent off.

  2. Todd Rosenbluth:

    If investors had been concerned about possible Brexit, they would have shifted away from developed international equity products last week. The data confirms that some investors were caught off guard, however, domestic equity outflows continued. But in the prior week, large- and mid-caps had the greatest redemptions. This time it was multi-cap and the 'other' style. 'Other' is a catch-all group of lots of investment styles.

  3. Zander Cumbey:

    My teacher, he walked into the classroom ; he locked the door, and he told us to call 911. And then we heard the rest of the gunshots go off, more screams.

  4. Amanda Seyfried:

    I feel more empowered [since having a daughter], i’ll say, ‘No, I can’t do that press trip, I’m spending time with my daughter.’ ‘Oh, you want my top off for that part? How about we scrap that sex scene altogether?’ And ‘No, I’m not wearing those thongs.'.

  5. Tiger Woods:

    I felt I hit it well enough off the tee to do some things, but I hit my irons awful for the week.

Translations for go off

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ξινίζω, εκπυρσοκροτώ, εκρήγνυμαι, χτυπάω, αλλοιώνομαι, χαλάω, φεύγω, αναχωρώ, κόβωGreek
  • [[alkaa]] [[kuulua]], räjähtää, lähteä, pilaantua, [[mennä]] [[pois]], soida, käynnistyä, raivostua, pahentua, poistua, mennä pilalle, häipyäFinnish
  • abeo, abscedoLatin
  • vertrekken, bederven, afgaan, weggaanDutch
  • gå avNorwegian
  • разозлиться, портиться, раздаться, испортиться, злиться, уйти, раздаваться, уходить, уезжать, взорваться, зазвучать, взрываться, уехать, звучатьRussian
  • gitmekTurkish
  • пітиUkrainian

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