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go go
go gold
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go missing
go no-go
go off at half-cock
go off half cocked
go off half-cocked
go off the deep end
go off with
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go off definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe" [syn: abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off]
2: be discharged or activated; "the explosive devices went off"
3: go off or discharge; "The gun fired" [syn: fire, discharge, go off]
4: stop running, functioning, or operating; "Our power went off during the hurricane" [ant: come on, come up, go on]
5: happen in a particular manner; "how did your talk go over?" [syn: go off, come off, go over]
6: burst inward; "The bottle imploded" [syn: implode, go off] [ant: burst, explode]

Merriam Webster's

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>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you go off someone or something, you stop liking them. (BRIT INFORMAL) 'Why have they gone off him now?''It could be something he said.'... I started to go off the idea. PHRASAL VERB: V P n, V P n 2. If an explosive device or a gun goes off, it explodes or fires. A few minutes later the bomb went off, destroying the vehicle. PHRASAL VERB: V P 3. If an alarm bell goes off, it makes a sudden loud noise. Then the fire alarm went off. I just grabbed my clothes and ran out. PHRASAL VERB: V P 4. If an electrical device goes off, it stops operating. As the water came in the windows, all the lights went off. PHRASAL VERB: V P 5. If you say how an organized event went off, you are saying whether everything happened in the way that was planned or hoped. The meeting went off all right... PHRASAL VERB: V P adv/prep 6. Food or drink that has gone off has gone bad. (BRIT) Don't eat that! It's mouldy. It's gone off! PHRASAL VERB: V P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Depart, go away, be off, go to a distance. 2. Explode, be discharged. 3. Sell, be sold, be taken. 4. Die, decease, depart this life.

Moby Thesaurus

aberrate, avert, backfire, bang, bark, be blooded, be found, be getting along, be met with, be realized, be successful, bear off, befall, betide, blast, blow, blow out, blow up, burst, bust, buzz off, catch on, click, come, come about, come away, come down, come off, come to pass, come true, connect, crack, decline, depart, deploy, detonate, die, discharge, divaricate, diverge, divide, draw aside, ease off, ebb, edge off, eventuate, exit, explode, fade, fail, fall, fall away, fall off, fan out, farewell, fire, fly off, fulminate, gang along, gee, get along, get away, get off, get on, get under way, glance, glance off, go, go along, go away, go down, go downhill, go great guns, go on, go over, go over big, go to town, graduate, hap, happen, haw, head off, hit a slump, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, jib, lapse, leave, let off, make a hit, make way for, march off, meet with success, mosey, move aside, move away, move off, move out, mushroom, occur, outspread, pass, pass off, pop, prevail, prosper, pull out, qualify, reach the depths, run down, sashay, sashay off, separate, set off, sheer off, shoot, shove aside, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle, sink, slide, slip, slump, splay, spread, stagger along, steer clear of, step aside, subside, succeed, switch, take, take flight, take place, take wing, toddle along, touch bottom, touch off, transpire, turn aside, turn away, turn back, up and go, veer off, wane, wing it, work well, work wonders


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