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come off (1)

Meaning: If something comes off, it becomes separated from the thing it's usually attached to.

For example:

  • come off If the top of your pen comes off while it's in your top pocket, you could get a nasty ink stain on your shirt.

  • come off I couldn't open the door because the doorknob came off in my hand.

Quick Quiz:

If the motor comes off while a speedboat is being driven, the boat will
  1. go faster
  2. go a bit slower
  3. slow down and stop

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