come off Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “come off” - Learner’s Dictionary

come off

phrasal verb with come
 
 
/kʌm/ verb ( past tense came, past participle come)
to happen successfully: His attempt to impress us all didn't quite come off.Occurring and happeningSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
come off badly/best/well, etc to be in a bad or good position at the end of a fight, argument, etc: She usually comes off best in an argument.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
Come off it! informal used to tell someone that you do not agree with them or do not believe them: Oh, come off it! I saw you take it!InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
Translations of “come off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 取得預期的效果, 成功…
in Russian удаваться…
in Turkish başarıyla sonuçlanmak, başarılı olmak, etkili olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 取得预期的效果, 成功…
in Polish powieść się, wypalić…
(Definition of come off from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “come off”

Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More