Meaning of “go off sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"go off sb/sth" in British English

See all translations

go off sb/sth

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone

B2 UK to stop liking or being interested in someone or something:

I went off beefburgers after I got food poisoning from a takeaway.
I went off Peter when he said those dreadful things about Clare.

More examples

  • They began to go off each other after two months together.
  • I used to love chocolate, but I went off it as I got older.
  • She couldn't imagine how someone could go off chocolate.
  • It used to be our favourite restaurant, but we went off it when they changed the chef.
  • He's very fickle and goes off things very quickly.

(Definition of “go off sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)