Come Off

How to Conjugate Come Off

  • Infinitive: Come Off
  • Present Tense: Come Off/ Comes Off
  • -ing Form: Coming Off
  • Past Tense: Came Off
  • Past Participle: Come Off
Come Off is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Come Off:

1. When something is removed or breaks off from where it was originally attached to.

Examples: A lot of branches came off our trees in the storm last night.
Do you know if Wolverines claws can come off?

2. Used when talking about the results of an event or competition.

Examples: The U.S. probably won’t come off well in the World Cup – they’re in a tough bracket.
The operation came off well, without any complications.

3. When you want to tell people you don’t believe what they’re saying.

Examples: Come off it! We all know you’re lying about your job.
Why don’t you come off it and tell us where you’ve been?

4. How someone is perceived by other people.

Examples: When she first met the manager, he came off as arrogant.
Famous celebrities always wave and smile to the camera because they don’t want to ruin their public image by coming off as unfriendly.

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