take (a radio or television station, program, etc.) off the air

Definition of take (a radio or television station, program, etc.) off the air

  1. :  to cause to stop broadcasting or being broadcast They took him off the air because of his extreme views. That show was taken off the air.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  of, relating to, or operated by radiant energy

    :  of or relating to electric currents or phenomena (such as electromagnetic radiation) of frequencies between about 3000 hertz and 300 gigahertz

    :  of, relating to, or used in radio or a radio set

  1. :  the wireless transmission and reception of electric impulses or signals by means of electromagnetic waves

    :  the use of these waves for the wireless transmission of electric impulses into which sound is converted

    :  a radio message

  1. :  to send or communicate by radio

    :  to send a radio message to

    :  to send or communicate something by radio

  1. :  an electronic system of transmitting transient images of fixed or moving objects together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound

    :  a television receiving set

    :  the television broadcasting industry

  1. :  the place or position in which something or someone stands or is assigned to stand or remain

    :  any of the places in a manufacturing operation at which one part of the work is done

    :  equipment used usually by one person for performing a particular job

  1. :  to assign to or set in a station or position :  post

  1. :  a public notice

    :  a brief usually printed outline of the order to be followed, of the features to be presented, and the persons participating (as in a public performance)

    :  the performance of a program

  1. :  to arrange or furnish a program of or for :  bill

    :  to enter in a program

    :  to work out a sequence of operations to be performed by (a mechanism) :  provide with a program

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

  1. :  breath

    :  the mixture of invisible odorless tasteless gases (such as nitrogen and oxygen) that surrounds the earth

    :  a light breeze

  1. :  to expose to the air for drying, purifying, or refreshing :  ventilate

    :  to expose to public view or bring to public notice

    :  to transmit by radio or television

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to criticize severely

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