go off

verb
1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along (Freq. 4)
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The thief made off with our silver

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the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

Syn: ↑abscond, ↑bolt, ↑absquatulate, ↑decamp, ↑run off, ↑make off
Derivationally related forms: ↑decampment (for: ↑decamp), ↑bolt (for: ↑bolt), ↑abscondment (for: ↑abscond), ↑absconder (for: ↑abscond)
Hypernyms: ↑flee, ↑fly, ↑take flight
Hyponyms: ↑levant
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

2. be discharged or activated (Freq. 3)
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the explosive devices went off

Hypernyms: ↑explode, ↑burst
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

3. go off or discharge (Freq. 1)
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The gun fired

Syn: ↑fire, ↑discharge
Derivationally related forms: ↑discharge (for: ↑discharge), ↑fire (for: ↑fire)
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

4. stop running, functioning, or operating
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Our power went off during the hurricane

Ant: ↑go on
Hypernyms: ↑stop, ↑halt
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

5. happen in a particular manner
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how did your talk go over?

Syn: ↑come off, ↑go over
Hypernyms:
happen, ↑hap, ↑go on, ↑pass off, ↑occur, ↑pass, ↑fall out, ↑come about, ↑take place
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s Adjective

6. burst inward
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The bottle imploded

Syn: ↑implode
Ant: ↑explode (for: ↑implode)
Derivationally related forms: ↑implosion (for: ↑implode)
Hypernyms:
collapse, ↑fall in, ↑cave in, ↑give, ↑give way, ↑break, ↑founder
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑implode)

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