go off

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To begin clanging or making noise.
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Just after he spotted the first plane on the horizon, sirens started to go off around the city.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'go off':

go offTo explode.
go offTo explode metaphorically; to become very angry.
go offTo depart; to leave.
go offTo putrefy or become inedible.
go offTo like less.
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