Synonyms of go off
▷ See go
1 departDictionary • She just went off without saying a word to anyone.
depart • In the morning Mr McDonald departed for Sydney.
leave • Just pack your bags and leave.
quit • Police were called when he refused to quit the building.
go away • I wish he'd just go away and leave me alone.
hook it (slang)
pack your bags (informal)
bog off (British, slang)
rack off (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
2 explodeDictionary • A gun went off somewhere in the distance.
explode • They were clearing up when the second bomb exploded.
fire • Soldiers fired rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
blow up • The bomb blew up as they slept.
detonate • an explosive device which detonated last night
3 soundDictionary • The fire alarm went off.
sound • A silvery bell sounded somewhere.
ring • He heard the school bell ring.
toll • Church bells tolled and black flags fluttered.
chime • the chime of the Guildhall clock
peal • The church bells pealed at the stroke of midnight.
4 take placeDictionary • The meeting went off all right.
take place • Similar demonstrations also took place elsewhere.
happen • We cannot say for sure what will happen.
occur • The deaths occurred when troops tried to disperse the demonstrators.
come off (informal)
come about • Any possible solution to the Irish question can only come about through dialogue.
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chimeA chime is a ringing sound made by a bell, especially when it is part of a clock.
• the chime of the Guildhall clock
Thesaurus for go off from the Collins English Thesaurus
(of power, a water supply, etc) to cease to be available, running, or functioning