take off

verb

Definition of take off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  remove take your shoes off

  3. 2a :  release take the brake offb :  discontinue, withdraw took off the morning trainc :  to take or allow as a discount :  deduct took 10 percent offd :  to spend (a period of time) away from a usual occupation or activity took two weeks off

  4. 3 slang :  rob

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to take away :  detract

  7. 2a :  to start off or away often suddenly :  set out, depart took off for her tripb (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 in a sentence

  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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