Definition of take off
1 : remove take your shoes off
2a : to take or allow as a discount : deduct took 10 percent offb : to spend (a period of time) away from a usual occupation or activity took two weeks offc : release take the brake offd : discontinue, withdraw took off the morning train
3 slang : rob
1a : to start off or away often suddenly : set out, depart took off for her tripb : to leave the surface : begin flightc : to spring into wide use or popularityd (1) : to branch off (as from a main stream or stem) (2) : to take a point of origine : to begin a leap or springf : to embark on rapid activity, development, or growth
2 : to take away : detract
Examples of take off in a sentence
I can only stay for a few minutes, and then I'll need to take off again.
take off your coat and stay awhile
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