Go-off definition

(intransitive) To begin clanging or making noise.

The alarm will go off at six a.m. Just after he spotted the first plane on the horizon, sirens started to go off around the city.

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(intransitive) To fire, especially accidentally.

The gun went off during their struggle.

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(intransitive) To explode metaphorically; to become very angry.

When the boss came to know about the scheme, he went off, shouting and throwing everything away.

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(intransitive) To depart; to leave.

Having sated her appetite, she went off in search of a place to sleep. I don't know where he's going"”he went off without a word.

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(intransitive) To explode.

The bomb went off right after the president left his office.

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(intransitive, UK, Australia) To putrefy or become inedible, or to become unusable in any way.

Bugger"”the milk's gone off already!

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To like less.

Ever since falling off my bike, she's gone off cycling to work.

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