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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…
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