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come off

vb. 1 (context obsolete English) To come away (from a place); to leave. 2 To become detached. 3 To have some success, to succeed. 4 (context dated English) To have an orgasm. 5 To appear; to seem; to project a certain quality.

come off
  1. v. come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery" [syn: detach, come away] [ant: attach]

  2. happen in a particular manner; "how did your talk go over?" [syn: go off, go over]

  3. break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped" [syn: chip, chip off, break away, break off]

Usage examples of "come off".

In this contention, nature may seem to some to have come off victorious, as she bestowed on him many gifts, while fortune had only one gift in her power.

Throughout many centuries witches in the long run always seem to come off second best.

Malvern intercepted his hand half way through its trajectory however, deflected it and twisted and locked the wrist unnaturally, causing Tennys to howl and contort himself downwards, his shoulder screeching, feeling like his hand had just come off.

He'd done a novitiate at Aarschot, graduated as an actual brother and been transferred to Moleen, where he'd come off a mission only days before we got there.

Few of her sex would have come off scathless from the ordeal to which she was subjected.

But, as I have just said, my lord's plans are so well taken that he is likely to come off victorious.

It was overly sensitive, like the skin under a scab that had just come off, but it didn't hurt at all.

Mike was fairly sure that the tailored uniform had not come off the rack at the Officers' Sales Store.