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Verb: go off
  1. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    "the accountant went off with the cash from the safe";
    - abscond, bolt, absquatulate [N. Amer], decamp, run off, make off, make away
  2. Be discharged or activated
    "the explosive devices went off"
  3. Go off or discharge
    "The gun went off";
    - fire, discharge
  4. Stop running, functioning, or operating
    "Our power went off during the hurricane"
  5. Happen in a particular manner
    - come off, go over
  6. Burst inward
    "The bottle went off";
    - implode

Derived forms: went off, going off, goes off, gone off

See also: go

Type of: break, burst, cave in, collapse, come about, cut and run, explode, fall in, fall out, flee, fly, founder, give, give way, go on, halt, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, stop, take flight, take place

Antonym: go on

Encyclopedia: Go off