1. phrasal verb If something comes off, it is successful or effective. [V P] ⇒ It was a good try but it didn't quite come off. [V P] ⇒ Slovo said it was a great occasion which he hoped would come off in an orderly and peaceful way. 2. phrasal verb If someone comes off worst in a contest or conflict, they are in the worst position after it. If they come off best, they are in the best position. [V P adv] ⇒ Some Democrats still have bitter memories of how, against all odds, they came off worst during the inquiry. [V P adv] ⇒ In these circumstances, it is the managers who come off best. 3. phrasal verb [no passive] → come If you come off a drug or medicine, you stop taking it. [V P n] ⇒ ...people trying to come off tranquillizers.
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