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go off

  1. VI + ADV

    1. (=leave) marcharse, irse

    2. (=stop) [TV, light, heating] apagarse; [pain] irse, pasarse

    3. (=be activated) [bomb] estallar; [gun] dispararse; [alarm clock] sonar

    4. (=go bad) [food] echarse a perder; [milk] pasarse, echarse a perder

    5. (=pass off) salir

    6. * (to sleep) quedarse dormido

  2. + PREP (=no longer like) [+ thing] perder el gusto por; [+ person] dejar de querer a

Examples from texts

Then he said: "A pity, but we must let the gentleman go off to bed.
Finalmente, dijo: – Sí, es una lástima, pero dejemos que el señor vaya a acostarse; supongo que ha sido un día agotador.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
He paid and drank the whole thing as the man with the cart went off down the dimly lit street.
Pagó y se bebió toda la Coca-Cola mientras el tipo del carrito se alejaba por la avenida mal iluminada.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
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Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
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Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
He did make love, although sometimes, in the middle of the act, he went off to another planet, a snowy planet where he memorized Ansky's notebook.
Hacer el amor sí que lo hacía, aunque en ocasiones, en mitad del acto, se iba a otro planeta, un planeta nevado en donde él memorizaba el cuaderno de Ansky.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
John’s phone went off a moment later.
El teléfono de John sonó un momento después.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
The churl went off muttering, and we pulled our coats, already white with snowflakes, round us tightly as we waited.
El botarate se marchó refunfuñando y nosotros nos arrebujamos en las capas, que ya estaban blancas de nieve, y nos dispusimos a esperar.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
He went off without further comment, his manner stiff-backed again.
El muchacho se había marchado sin más comentarios, pero de nuevo molesto.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
But Hans said the safest thing to eat in Spain was fruit, and he left us there, sitting on a bench in the plaza looking at the Sagrada Familia, and went off with Monique and their little boy in search of a fruit stall.
Sin embargo Hans dijo que en España lo más seguro era comer fruta y allí nos dejó, sentados en un banco de la plaza, mirando la Sagrada Familia, y él se marchó con Monique y con su pequeño en busca de una frutería.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
He sighed, but at a stern look from me went off and fetched a great lump of limestone.
El muchacho soltó un suspiro, pero bastó una mirada severa para que se pusiera en movimiento y trajera el pedrusco más grande con el que pudo cargar.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
Both of their phones went off at the same time, and the text was from Phury: Classes canceled for the coming week.
Sus dos teléfonos sonaron al mismo tiempo, y el mensaje era de Phury: Quedan canceladas las clases de la semana próxima.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
“Dear Nick, went off to find the killer in a graveyard.”
Querido Nick, he salido a buscar al asesino a un cementerio.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
Why hadn't he gone running off with the other two bodyguards?
¿Cómo era posible que no hubiera salido corriendo junto con los otros dos guardaespaldas?
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
You’re going to cut off his supply.”
Vas a cortarle el suministro.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
'After I tell them, they say they need to take a statement from me in town, so off I go, not a complaint in the world.
– Me dijeron que necesitaban tomarme declaración en comisaría; así que fui con ellos sin rechistar.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
What's said is done: I bought myself a roulotte and off I went.
Dicho y hecho: me compré una roulotte y partí.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
Juan de Dios Martinez looked at him as if he didn't know him, shook him off, and went over to Jaime Sanchez.
Juan de Dios Martínez lo miró entonces como si no lo conociera, se lo sacó de encima y llegó hasta donde estaba Jaime Sánchez.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer

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marcharse; irseExamples

he went off with the au pair — se largó or se marchó con la chica au pair

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go off the rails
descarrilar
go off at a tangent
irse por la tangente