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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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

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

Antonymsexplode, burst

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