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English verb: go off

1. go off (motion) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along


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


Synonymsabscond, absquatulate, bolt, decamp, make off, run off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight


Narrower (hyponym)levant

2. go off (change) be discharged or activated


SamplesThe explosive devices went off.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burst, explode

3. go off (competition) go off or discharge


SamplesThe gun fired.


Synonymsdischarge, fire


Pattern of useSomething ----s

4. go off (contact) stop running, functioning, or operating


SamplesOur power went off during the hurricane.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Antonymscome on, go on, come up

5. go off (change) happen in a particular manner


SamplesHow did your talk go over?.


Synonymscome off, go over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

6. go off (change) burst inward


SamplesThe bottle imploded.


Synonymsimplode


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way


Antonymsexplode, burst









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