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Take off

Take off \Take" off`\, v. t.

  1. To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove from the top of anything; as, to take off a load; to take off one's hat.

  2. To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb.

  3. To destroy; as, to take off life.

  4. To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of an argument.

  5. To withdraw; to call or draw away.

  6. To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine.

  7. To purchase; to take in trade. ``The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off.''

  8. To copy; to reproduce. ``Take off all their models in wood.''

  9. To imitate; to mimic; to personate.

  10. To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars than preferments can take off. [R.]

  11. To discount or deduct (from a price); the dealer took off twenty percent on remaining toys.

Take off

Take off \Take" off`\, v. i.

  1. to begin a leap from a surface or a flight into the air; especially, (of a bird or an airplane) to leave the ground and begin to fly; as, flight CA123 took off on schedule at 3:00 PM.

  2. to begin a period of accelerating growth or development; as, the economy took off in the third quarter.

  3. to begin a journey; to depart.

take off

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To remove. 2 (context transitive English) To imitate, often in a satirical manner. 3 (context intransitive of an aircraft or spacecraft English) To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air. 4 (context intransitive English) To become successful, to flourish. 5 (context intransitive English) To depart. 6 (context transitive English) To quantify. 7 (context transitive English) to absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.

take off
  1. v. leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out]

  2. take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"

  3. depart from the ground; "The plane took off two hours late" [syn: lift off]

  4. take time off from work; stop working temporarily [syn: take time off]

  5. mimic or imitate, especially in an amusing or satirical manner; "This song takes off from a famous aria"

  6. remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"

  7. get started or set in motion, used figuratively; "the project took a long time to get off the ground" [syn: get off the ground]

  8. prove fatal; "The disease took off"

  9. make a subtraction [syn: subtract, deduct] [ant: add]

Take off

Takeoff is the aircraft flight phase in which a vehicle goes from the ground to flying in the air.

Take off, Take Off or Takeoff may also refer to:

Take Off (Young Dro song)

"Take Off" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Young Dro, released as a single on March 17, 2009. The song was initially meant to be first single from second studio album, then-titled P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once). The song, produced by Raz for Beat Billionaires, features fellow American rapper and Dro's former protege Yung L.A.. The song was leaked on November 11, 2008, but was officially released on iTunes on March 17, 2009.

Take Off (film)

Take Off (, literally "National Representative" or "National Athlete" or "National Team") is a 2009 South Korean film written and directed by Kim Yong-hwa. The film was the 2nd most attended film of the year in South Korea with 8,392,953 admissions.

Take Off (2PM song)

"Take Off" is the debut Japanese single by South Korean boy band, 2PM. This single was released on May 18, 2011 in 4 editions: CD+DVD, CD+Photobook, CD only limited and a Regular edition. The song was used as ending song theme for 12 episodes of the anime " Blue Exorcist". It peaked no. 4 in Oricon's Weekly singles chart with 59,059 sold in the first week.

Take Off (Chipmunk song)

"Take Off" is a single by British pop rapper Chipmunk, released as the third single from his second studio album Transition. The song features American R&B singer Trey Songz, it was released on 15 July 2011 as a Digital download in the United Kingdom. The song's accompanying music video was released on 17 June 2011. It features appearances by both Chipmunk and Trey Songz.

Take Off (EP)

Take Off is the first extended play by Japanese band Folks, independently released on March 29, 2013. It was the band's first release, and their only self-issued album before their major label debut under Ki/oon Music in 2014.

Usage examples of "take off".

Only then did the man take off the gag, taking care not to let his hands get within range to be bitten.

If we finish up soon enough, maybe I can take off early this afternoon.