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come off (third-person singular simple present comes off, present participle coming off, simple past came off, past participle come off)

  1. (obsolete) To come away (from a place); to leave.
  2. To become detached.
    One of the wagon wheels came off.
  3. To have some success, to succeed.
    He tried his Chaplin impression, but it didn't really come off.
  4. (dated) To have an orgasm.
    • 1928, DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover:
      ‘Don't people often come off together?’ she asked with naive curiosity.
  5. To appear; to seem; to project a certain quality.
    I'm sorry if I came off as condescending, that wasn't my intention.
    You should be careful about how you come off during interviews.

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