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take off

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of take off

  1. 1 to leave a place often for another <I can only stay for a few minutes, and then I'll need to take off again> Synonyms bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), go, vamoose, walk outRelated Words set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [chiefly British], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdrawNear Antonyms abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reachAntonyms arrive, come, show up, turn up

  2. 2 to rid oneself of (a garment) <take off your coat and stay awhile> Synonyms doff, douse, peel (off), put off, shrug off, removeRelated Words husk, shed; kick (off); disrobe, strip, undressNear Antonyms wear; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, clothe, dress, garb, rig, robe, suitAntonyms don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)

  3. 3 to take away (an amount or number) from a total <the store will take an additional 20% off if you bring in this coupon> Synonyms abate, deduct, knock off, subtractRelated Words decrease, diminish, discount, downsize, dwindle, knock down, lessen, lower, reduce; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittleNear Antonyms adjoin, annex, append; complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; aggrandize, amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, multiply, raiseAntonyms add, tack (on)

  4. 4 slang  to remove valuables from (a place) unlawfully <a gangbanger who decided to take off some fast-food joint> Synonyms burglarize, burgle, knock off, knock over, rip off, steal (from), rob [slang]Related Words ransack, rifle; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, ravish, sack, spoil, strip; bleed, break in, cheat, chisel, cozen, defraud, exploit, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, pluck, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindle; hold up, mug, roll, stick up




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