Definition of Come off

1. Verb. Come to be detached. "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

Exact synonyms: Come Away, Detach
Specialized synonyms: Blow Off, Chop Off, Cut Off, Lop Off, Unsolder, Fall Off
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate
Antonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Detachment

2. Verb. Happen in a particular manner. "How did your talk go over?"
Exact synonyms: Go Off, Go Over
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place

3. Verb. Break off (a piece from a whole). "These glasses come off easily"; "Her tooth chipped"
Exact synonyms: Break Away, Break Off, Chip, Chip Off
Specialized synonyms: Flake, Flake Off, Peel, Peel Off, Exfoliate
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate
Derivative terms: Chip, Chip, Chipping

Definition of Come off

1. Verb. (obsolete) To come away (from a place); to leave. ¹

2. Verb. To become detached. ¹

3. Verb. To have some success, to succeed. ¹

4. Verb. (dated) To have an orgasm. ¹

5. Verb. To appear; to seem; to project a certain quality. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Off

come hither
come home
come home to roost
come in
come in for
come in from the cold
come in handy
come into
come into being
come into effect
come into force
come into its own
come near
come of
come of age
come off it
come on down
come on home
come on over
come online
come ons
come out
come out in
come out in the wash
come out of one's shell
come out of the woodwork

Literary usage of Come off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Come-off. An escape, an evasion. 1800 He replied that he was not at liberty to say—we had a explain. 8g" A very good come-off this ! ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"Tu come off. To come down, as we now say, with a sum of money ; to produce it as a gift or payment. ... Do not your gallants come off roundly then ? ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"... or into it. all the wheels come off, the body would fall but 18 inches—or, which is much more probable, should, either the fore, or hind wheel, or both, ..."

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