come off sth

come off sth
UK US come off sth
Phrasal Verb with come({{}}/kʌm/ verb
FINANCE to begin to become less in price or value after having increased: »

Operating profits came off 10% to £20.6m.

US to have recently finished a period of time when something very successful or very difficult happened: »

The company has come off one of its best years ever.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • come — come1 W1S1 [kʌm] v past tense came [keım] past participle come ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move towards somebody/something)¦ 2¦(go with somebody)¦ 3¦(travel to a place)¦ 4¦(post)¦ 5¦(happen)¦ 6¦(reach a level/place)¦ 7¦(be produce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • come — 1 /kVm/ verb past tense came past participle come MOVE 1 (I) a word meaning to move towards someone, or to visit or arrive at a place, used when the person speaking or the person listening is in that place: Come a little closer. | Sarah s coming… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • come*/*/*/ — [kʌm] (past tense came [keɪm] ; past participle come) verb 1) to move to the place where the person who is speaking is, or to the place that they are going, or to the place that they are talking about Billy, I want you to come here at once![/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • off — 1 adverb, adjective (not before noun) 1 away or from where something is: Travis got into his car and drove off. | Suddenly they turned off and parked in a side road. | be off (=to leave): We re off now. Thanks for the meal! | be off to (=to go to …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chip off — verb break off (a piece from a whole) Her tooth chipped • Syn: ↑chip, ↑come off, ↑break away, ↑break off • Derivationally related forms: ↑chip (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash something off (something) — ˌwash sthˈoff (sth) derived to remove sth from the surface of sth or from clothes by washing • Wash that mud off your boots before you come in. Main entry: ↑washderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull off — verb 1. pull or pull out sharply (Freq. 2) pluck the flowers off the bush • Syn: ↑pluck, ↑tweak, ↑pick off • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweak (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put sb/sth through their paces — ► to make someone show you their skills and knowledge, or to test how well something works: »As the machines come off the assembly line, a team of quality controllers puts them through their paces. »The interview panel will put all candidates… …   Financial and business terms

  • put sth through their paces — put sb/sth through their paces ► to make someone show you their skills and knowledge, or to test how well something works: »As the machines come off the assembly line, a team of quality controllers puts them through their paces. »The interview… …   Financial and business terms

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