go off
intransitive verb Date: 1579 1. explode 2. to burst forth or break out suddenly or noisily 3. to go forth, out, or away ; leave 4. to undergo decline or deterioration 5. to follow the expected or desired course ; proceed <
the party went off well
>
6. to make a characteristic noise ; sound <
could hear the alarm going off
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go off — ► go off 1) (of a gun or bomb) explode or fire. 2) chiefly Brit. (of food) begin to decompose. 3) informal, chiefly Brit. begin to dislike. Main Entry: ↑go …   English terms dictionary

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  • go off — phrasal verb Word forms go off : present tense I/you/we/they go off he/she/it goes off present participle going off past tense went off past participle gone off 1) [intransitive] to explode, or to be fired The gun went off while he was cleaning… …   English dictionary

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