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come off

1. To detach from something else. Help! The bathroom doorknob just came off in my hand! We need to fix the shutters that came off in the storm last night.
2. To happen. Now that the caterer has quit, I don't think the party will come off as scheduled.
3. To be interpreted in a particular way. How did my speech come off? Did I sound like a capable student council president?
4. To get or climb off of something. Come off that rickety old slide right now! As soon as the kids came off the roller coaster, they wanted to ride it again.
5. To succeed. After months of planning, the launch came off thrillingly.
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come off

 ((of) something)
1. [for something] to detach from, fall off, or drop off something. (See also Come off it!. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The paint came off the west side of the house because of the hot sun. A wheel came off Timmy's tricycle.
2. to get down off something; to get off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Come off the roof immediately. Please come off of that horse!
See also: come, off

come off

Inf. to happen; to take place. What time does this party come off? How did your speech come off? It came off very well.
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come off

1. Happen, occur, as in The trip came off on schedule. [Early 1800s]
2. Acquit oneself, reach the end. This usage always includes a modifier, as in Whenever challenged he comes off badly, or This model is doomed to come off second-best. [Mid-1600s]
3. Succeed, as in Our dinner party really came off. [Mid-1800s]
4. See come off it.
See also: come, off

come off

v.
1. To become detached from something: Three of the buttons have come off my coat. The dirt came off the table easily with a brush.
2. To have an effect that is felt to have some quality: His remarks came off as unfriendly. The dinner party came off very well.
3. To happen; occur: Her trip came off on time.
See also: come, off
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