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Phrasal Verbs

go off (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb go off (2)

Meaning: If a bomb or a firework goes off, it explodes.

Synonym: explode

For example:

  • 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

Quick Quiz:

Land mines are terrible because they go off if anybody, even a child, accidentally

a. steps on them

b. shoots them

c. fires them

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