come off

phrasal verb
Word forms "come off":
present tense I/you/we/they come off he/she/it comes off present participle coming off past tense came off past participle come off
1) come off something
[intransitive/transitive] to fall off something that you are riding

She'd come off her new bike and hurt her knee.

2)
a) come off something
[intransitive/transitive] if something such as dirt or paint comes off something, it is removed by washing or rubbing

The chewing gum wouldn't come off.

b) to stop being fixed to something

I pulled at the drawer, and the handle came off.

One of the legs has come off the table.

3) come off something
[transitive] to stop taking something such as a medicine or drug

She'd been advised to come off the medication immediately.

4) [intransitive] to succeed

What if their plan doesn't come off?

The party didn't quite come off as we had hoped.

5) [intransitive] to happen

Another competition is coming off in the summer.

6) [intransitive] to achieve a particular result in an activity, especially a competition or fight
come off well/badly/best/worst:

He came off quite badly in the exchange of insults.

7) [intransitive] to leave a sports field and be replaced by another member of your team
8) American
same as come across

I don't want to come off as desperate.

9) come off it
spoken
a) used for telling someone to stop doing or saying something

Come off it now – she was only trying to help.

b) used for telling someone that you do not believe them or that what they are saying is stupid

Come off it, I know lots of men who do housework.


English dictionary. 2014.

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