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[often in imperative] Go away.
go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sightView synonyms
- ‘Now kindly buzz off because I have serious work to do and this discussion cannot be productive of anything except raising my blood pressure.’
- ‘He also has a great scene when his foster sister tells him to buzz off, an argument which degenerates into a furious row about who looked after who in the foster home.’
- ‘Brandon how many times do I have to tell you to buzz off?’
- ‘These features include the ability to zero in and land precisely on a potato chip and then flap their wings to buzz off with blazing speed.’
- ‘Did you get the feeling she's telling us to buzz off?’
- ‘No sooner have you joined up than you're buzzing off again.’
- ‘‘Aaron, buzz off,’ Eric said to his older brother.’
- ‘The best policy is probably to do nothing; an airline that actually took advantage of the provisions of the contracts with its passengers, and told them to buzz off, wouldn't be in business for very long.’
- ‘Foreign observers were first of all to be banned, but the tiny number that eventually made it could only descend on the polling booth for a nano-second before buzzing off.’
- ‘Tom belongs to Katie so buzz off and mind your own beeswax.’
- ‘Can't you just buzz off and bother someone else that's dumb enough to listen to you?’
- ‘Then we say: ‘Please give us your money, and give us your assets, then buzz off and let us manage and run them for you.’’
- ‘No matter who's got you all in a tizzy, sometimes you just want to blow a gasket and tell them all to just buzz off.’
- ‘I wish it would buzz off, but it looks as if we are stuck with choice.’
- ‘How can you say buzz off to me after all you said just now?’
- ‘Yeah, and I don't like people touching her, so buzz off, okay?’
- ‘And you can all buzz off and get lost if you don't believe me.’
- ‘He lost radio control on the last flight after the radio battery on the aircraft had been shaken out, and watched in horror as his creation buzzed off in the direction of Addingham.’
- ‘Belatedly, Charlotte came up with an offer of a new building, but with one, ultimately fruitless, stipulation - that the twosome buzzed off in favour of new owners.’
- ‘‘No, not true,’ I say, wishing he'd buzz off outside again and leave me to it.’
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