Definition of take off
1 : remove take your shoes off
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
3 slang : rob
1 : to take away : detract
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
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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