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Фразовый глагол недели: to go off

Значения:

1) выстрелить, взорваться, раздаться, сработать (о сирене, будильнике)

Синонимы: to undergo detonation, to explode, to ring, to make noise

Примеры: The more sleep you get in before the clock turns midnight, the more rested you feel no matter what time your alarm goes off. (Summer Sanders)

The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off. (Ronald Reagan)

The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport. (Bill Rodgers)

Every week I have a disaster in my kitchen. The fire alarm goes off repeatedly. But it doesn't stop me being adventurous. (Paul O'Grady)

2) выключиться, отключиться, перестать работать, остановиться

Синонимы: to fail, to break down

Пример: If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on. (Alfred Hitchcock)

3) ухудшаться, портиться

Синоним: to deteriorate, to decay, to become spoiled, to rot

Пример: Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather’s mind go off. We must find a cure for this horrible disease. (David Hyde Pierce)

4) уходить, уезжать, убегать, скрываться

Синонимы: to leave

Пример: I could go off into the wilderness and write fantasy novels for the rest of my life and probably be happy; but I always want to challenge myself. (Felicia Day)

5) вспылить, разозлиться

Синонимы: to get angry, to blow one’s top, to lose one's temper, to fly into a rage

Пример: The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid - they just go off and rebel and don't like you. (Kate Winslet)

6) разлюбить, бросить, потерять интерес

Синонимы: to dislike, to stop caring, to quit

Пример: I'll go off coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up. (Megan Mullally)

7) проходить, происходить (благополучно), состояться

Синонимы: to take place, to follow a plan or pattern

Пример: The ascent went off very smoothly. As expected, there were some minor glitches, and the eight minutes that it took us to get to orbit, we trained months and months for, and didn't have to use any of that preparation, other than being aware and ready. (Laurel Clark)

Проверьте себя: The gun went off accidentally, so

  1. the murderer must be found.
  2. the examination is to be carried out.
  3. nobody’s to be charged with murder.

Правильный ответ на нашу предыдущую «проверку» - вариант B.

Английский фразовый глагол go off

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