fuck off

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fuck off (third-person singular simple present fucks off, present participle fucking off, simple past and past participle fucked off) (vulgar)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic)
    1. To go to hell; to disappear or go away; to screw oneself.
      I wish you'd just fuck off.
      • 1981, Dead Kennedys (lyrics and music), “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”:
        If you've come to fight, get outta here / You ain't no better than the bouncers / We ain't trying to be police / When you ape the cops it ain't anarchy / Nazi punks / Nazi punks / Nazi punks, fuck off!
      • 2021 August 13, Gayle, Sara Davis, David Pittenger, “abcdefu”, in A Study of the Human Experience Volume One[1], performed by Gayle:
        Fuck you / And your friends / That I'll never see again / Everybody but your dog / You can all fuck off
    2. To leave unexpectedly.
      Haven't seen John for years. Someone said he had fucked off to Australia.
    3. To fritter; to fuck around.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic)
    1. (UK, Ireland) To annoy, irritate.
      It really fucks me off when you do that.
    2. (UK) To abandon.
      I'm bored. Shall we just fuck this off and go home?
      • 2016 August 11, Joel Golby, “A Definitive Ranking of Every Olympic Sport and Whether It Is Cool or Not”, in Vice[2]:
        [] we force ourselves to have jobs and maintain apartments and push ourselves into positions of high adulthood, when really we could all just fuck it off and live in a camper van and play beach volleyball all day, but we don't, because we're pussies.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see fuck,‎ off.



fuck off

  1. (vulgar, slang, dismissal) Go away! Get lost!
    • 1987, James Dearden, Fatal Attraction:
      Alex Forrest: Please don't justify yourself, it's pathetic. If you'd tell me to fuck off, I'd have more respect for you.
      Dan Gallagher: All right, then. Fuck off.
  2. (vulgar, slang) An expression of disagreement or disbelief.
    Fuck off! You are joking, aren't you?