Take-off definition

To remove.

He took off his shoes.

The test grader takes off a point for every misspelled word.

Tomorrow the doctor will take the cast off her arm.

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(intransitive, of an aircraft or spacecraft) To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.

The plane has been cleared to take off from runway 3.

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Alternative form of takeoff.
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To imitate, often in a satirical manner.

They love to take off all the politicians' mannerisms.

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(intransitive) To depart.

I'm going to take off now.

Take off, loser!

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I'll take off the concrete and steel for this construction project.

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To absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.

If you take off for Thanksgiving you must work Christmas and vice versa.

He decided to let his mother take a night off from cooking, so he took her and his siblings out to dinner.

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(intransitive) To become successful, to flourish.

The business has really taken off this year and has made quite a profit.

"The message is now the medium - that is powerful and means products can take off practically all by themselves."

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
take-off
Plural:
take offs