Phrasal Verbs

go off (1)

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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

a. replaced the globes

b. lit some candles

c. turned them back on

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