take off

verb

Definition of take off

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

  3. 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

  4. 3 slang :  rob

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 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

  7. 2 :  to take away :  detract

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

First Known Use of take off

14th century



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