How to Conjugate Go Off
- Infinitive: Go Off
- Present Tense: Go Off/ Goes Off
- -ing Form: Going Off
- Past Tense: Went Off
- Past Participle: Gone Off
Definitions of Go Off:
1. To leave unannounced.
Examples: Where did Jake go off to?
She got bored and went off to the mall.
2. To verbally express your anger towards another.
Examples: The bus drive went off on the passenger for disrupting the other passengers.
It takes a lot for me to go off, so when I do that means someone did something really bad.
3. To divert from a set path.
Examples: Don’t go off the trail or else you’ll get lost.
Adams Avenue goes off into the woods somewhere, so when you see a bunch of trees you know you went too far.
4. When an electronic device or system stops working.
Examples: I heard thunder, and then my computer just went off.
The power will go off if you overload the circuit.
5. When an alarm clock starts, a gun fires or a bomb explodes.
Examples: The bomb made a lot of people panic when it went off.
My alarm didn’t go off this morning, so I was late for work.
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