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take off

verb

Definition of take off

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  remove <take your shoes off>

    2. 2a :  release <take the brake off>b :  discontinue, withdraw <took off the morning train>c :  to take or allow as a discount :  deduct <took 10 percent off>d :  to spend (a period of time) away from a usual occupation or activity <took two weeks off>

    3. 3 slang :  rob

    4. intransitive verb
    5. 1 :  to take away :  detract

    6. 2a :  to start off or away often suddenly :  set out, depart <took off for her trip>b (1) :  to branch off (as from a main stream or stem) (2) :  to take a point of originc :  to begin a leap or springd :  to leave the surface :  begin flighte :  to embark on rapid activity, development, or growthf :  to spring into wide use or popularity



    Examples of take off

    1. <I can only stay for a few minutes, and then I'll need to take off again.>

    2. <take off your coat and stay awhile>



    14th Century

    First Known Use of take off

    14th century



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