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Definition 1: be discharged or activated - [verb of change]

Samples where go off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the explosive devices went off

(go off is a kind of ...) burst outward, usually with noise

"The champagne bottle exploded"

Definition 2: happen in a particular manner - [verb of change]

Samples where go off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how did your talk go over?

Synonyms for go off in the sense of this definition

(go off is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Definition 3: burst inward - [verb of change]

Samples where go off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bottle imploded

Synonyms for go off in the sense of this definition

(go off is a kind of ...) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

Definition 4: go off or discharge - [verb of competition]

Samples where go off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gun fired

Synonyms for go off in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: stop running, functioning, or operating - [verb of contact]

Samples where go off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our power went off during the hurricane

(go off is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

Definition 6: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along - [verb of motion]

Samples where go off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for go off in the sense of this definition

(go off is a kind of ...) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of go off ) run off without paying a debt

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