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come off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome off phrasal verb1 BREAK come off (something) to become removed from something The label had come off, so there was no way of knowing what was on the disk.2 come off (something) British English to fall off something Dyson came off his bike as he rounded the last corner, but wasn’t badly hurt.3 informal if something that has been planned comes off, it happens In the end the trip never came off.4 SUCCEED IN DOING something informal to be successful It was a good idea, but it didn’t quite come off. The performance on the first night came off pretty well.5 come off somethingMDD to stop taking a drug that you have been taking regularly It wasn’t until I tried to come off the pills that I realized I was addicted.6 come off best/better/worst etc British English to be the most or least successful, or get the most or least advantages from a situation As far as pensions go, it’s still women who come off worst.7 come off it! British English spoken used to tell someone that you do not believe what they are saying Oh come off it! You can’t seriously be saying you knew nothing about this. come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come offGoering's second flight had also not come off.Can you fix the door? The handle's come off.Good try Tim. Shame it didn't quite come off.We had hoped to organize a trip to the theatre tonight, but it didn't come off.Dehere was also coming off a 1-for-14 performance against Boston in the previous game.A wheel had come off a car, and rolled to the side of the road.Davis, coming off an all-pro year, wants to get as much money as he can.Closer Ugueth Urbina is coming off elbow surgery.People need help to come off hard drugs like heroin and cocaine.It was ten years before she managed to come off morphine.If it comes off once a season it is worth it.The doctor told me I could come off the drugs six months after the operation.come off (something)Goering's second flight had also not come off.Dehere was also coming off a 1-for-14 performance against Boston in the previous game.Davis, coming off an all-pro year, wants to get as much money as he can.Closer Ugueth Urbina is coming off elbow surgery.If it comes off once a season it is worth it.Although Vinny Samways has now come off the transfer list, Spurs look light in the key area.Look, after coming off tour I've just got no f-ing politics, religion, anything.come off (something)Goering's second flight had also not come off.Dehere was also coming off a 1-for-14 performance against Boston in the previous game.Davis, coming off an all-pro year, wants to get as much money as he can.Closer Ugueth Urbina is coming off elbow surgery.If it comes off once a season it is worth it.Although Vinny Samways has now come off the transfer list, Spurs look light in the key area.Look, after coming off tour I've just got no f-ing politics, religion, anything.came off ... wellAt their first major encounter, Emperor Yazdegird came off the better.I came off well in the area of sweet coupons, too.We lined up in the final and I came off the bend well in the lead.come off somethingGoering's second flight had also not come off.Dehere was also coming off a 1-for-14 performance against Boston in the previous game.Davis, coming off an all-pro year, wants to get as much money as he can.Closer Ugueth Urbina is coming off elbow surgery.If it comes off once a season it is worth it.Although Vinny Samways has now come off the transfer list, Spurs look light in the key area.Look, after coming off tour I've just got no f-ing politics, religion, anything.come off best/better/worst etcAlec Davidson, for example, was one of those who came off worst.The problem is that history sometimes comes off better.Bullock comes off best because her complaining seems so valid.His foster-child comes off best, but in addition each of two nurses receives a tenth of his estate.The lightning, it seemed to Lydia, had undoubtedly come off best in that encounter.It may seem, so far, that in terms of clearly defined benefits, the client comes off best out of the deal.Prior to that Meath had come off best when they accounted for Down in the 1990 league decider.come off it!Oh, come off it, George. Sheila wouldn't do that.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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