Third-person singular simple present indicative form of take off.
Like he never takes off the necklace.
After the seed of Upland cotton has been passed through a fine gin, which takes off the short lint or linters left upon it by the farmer, it is passed through what is called a sheller, consisting of a revolving cylinder, armed with numerous knives, which cut the seed in two and force the kernels or meats from the shells.
Round holds that the office of Justiciar was created by Henry I.'s charter, and as he was the chief authority in the city this somewhat takes off from the value of the privilege of appointing sheriffs.
But when he wonders if he could drive a dump truck, his imagination takes off dump truck, his imagination takes off dump trucks toy and exciting things happen!
Here the dance takes off with everyday people entangled in vanity reflected in an unseen mirror.