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COME OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does come off mean? 

COME OFF (verb)
  The verb COME OFF has 3 senses:

1. come to be detached
2. happen in a particular manner
3. break off (a piece from a whole)

  Familiarity information: COME OFF used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COME OFF (verb)


Sense 1come off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to be detached

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

come away; come off; detach

Context example:

His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery

Hypernyms (to "come off" is one way to...):

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "come off"):

blow off (come off due to an explosion or other strong force)

chop off; cut off; lop off (remove by or as if by cutting)

unsolder (remove the soldering from)

fall off (come off)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2come off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happen in a particular manner

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

come off; go over; go off

Context example:

how did your talk go over?

Hypernyms (to "come off" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s Adjective


Sense 3come off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break off (a piece from a whole)

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chip off; chip; break away; break off; come off

Context example:

Her tooth chipped

Hypernyms (to "come off" is one way to...):

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "come off"):

flake; flake off; peel; peel off (come off in flakes or thin small pieces)

exfoliate (come off in a very thin piece)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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