go off (2)
Meaning: If a bomb or a firework goes off, it explodes.Synonym: explode
- go off After the bomb went off, we heard lots of people screaming and shouting.
- go off Stan had some serious burns on his hands after some powerful fireworks went off while he was carrying them.
Nouns often used as subjects with go off (2): bomb, grenade, gun, land mine, fireworks, cracker
Land mines are terrible because they go off if anybody, even a child, accidentally
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Contributor: Matt Errey