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English definition of “go off”

go off

(STOP WORKING) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
B1 If a light or a machine goes off, it stops working: The lights went off in several villages because of the storm.Not functioningNot pleasant to eat or drink
(Definition of go off (STOP WORKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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