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- (obsolete) To come away (from a place); to leave.
- To become detached.
- One of the wagon wheels came off.
- To have some success, to succeed.
- He tried his Chaplin impression, but it didn't really come off.
- (dated) To have an orgasm.
1928, DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover:
- ‘Don't people often come off together?’ she asked with naive curiosity.
- 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.
to have some success, to succeed