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go off (1)

Meaning: If something goes off, it stops working because of a power cut.

For example:

  • go off Some power lines came down during the storm and all our lights suddenly went off.

  • go off My new computer has batteries that will save my work if the power goes off in a blackout.

Nouns often used as subjects with
go off (1): lights, computer, television, air conditioner, heater, radio

Quick Quiz:

During the storm, every light in the house suddenly went off so we
  1. replaced the globes
  2. lit some candles
  3. turned them back on

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