- the act of leaving the ground from any angle, as in jumping, launching, or flight
- the place from which one leaves a surface
- the starting point or launching stage
- Econ. the early stages of rapid, self-sustained growth and development
- Informal an amusing or mocking imitation; caricature; burlesque
- The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket.
- The point or place from which one takes off.
- Informal An amusing imitative caricature, parody, or burlesque.
- The rising or ascent of an aircraft or rocket into flight.
- The flight was smooth, but the takeoff was a little rough.
- A parody or lampoon of someone or something.
- Weird Al's song "Lasagna" is a takeoff on the popular song "La Bamba".
- A quantification, especially of building materials.
- I'll give you an estimate after I do the quantity takeoffs for the trusses and structural steel.
noun use of the verb to take off
- As a flight simulation game with clear military intonations, Dropship: United Peace Force grants you the opportunity to pilot all sorts of powerful multi-purpose aircraft, most of which provide vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.
- There was also a dance the accompanied the song, which was a takeoff on the popular Mashed Potato dance of the time.
- Mad Max is left behind to prevent the forces of Bartertown from interfering with the plane's takeoff.
- Prices fluctuate between this period and are notorious for rising 7-14 days before the takeoff date.
- The title of the show is a takeoff on the movie Little Miss Sunshine, which followed a rather ordinary looking girl as she competed in a pageant.