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  • v. To explode.
  • v. To explode metaphorically; to become very angry.
  • v. To begin clanging or making noise.
  • v. To depart; to leave.
  • v. To putrefy or become inedible, or to become unusable in any way.
  • v. To like less.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be discharged or activated
  • v. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  • v. happen in a particular manner
  • v. stop running, functioning, or operating
  • v. go off or discharge
  • v. burst inward


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  • But when you get this problem of these diseasesthis sounds like an awful thing to saybut when diseases affect both rich and poor countries, trickle-down will eventually work for the poorest, because the high cost of development is recovered in the rich world and then, as they go off patent, theyre sold for marginal cost to the poor, and everybody benefits.

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  • If you succeed and help this ceremony of joining to go off without a hitch, if the null-field device is installed, and so on, I will be given a slap on the wrist by Starfleet for my actions, but lauded publicly as the savior of this world.


  • Do you think I would let her go off by herself like this, Cary Logan?

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  • My alarm clock didn't go off this morning, instead I woke up to the sound of my cell phone ringing, it was my daughter Kirstin calling to say "Happy Mother's Day".

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  • Somebody with juice got it set up so that this gal could be, you know, cut from the herd, held for a certain time, then released to go off and be chopped, diced, spindled, mutilated in private.

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  • It always sounded like just another excuse to go off with Archie Marlin.


  • “It was simply inhuman of Pragg to go off now,” Mrs. Trenor declared, as her friend seated herself at the desk.

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  • On the other side of the railway, through Botrychium Bridge named after the moonwort that grew on the bank near by and Second Bog Outflow, was the mysterious Great Bog, where the snipe lay so close they could go off like landmines from under your boot.


  • I leave Bas drinking coffee in the warung and go off to buy water and bananas.

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  • Having made that extrapolation, I give Nyoman a fistful of rupiahs and full discretion, then I go off to find food.

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