take years off

Definition of take years off

  1. :  to cause someone to look or feel younger Not only has the diet improved how she feels, but it's also taken years off (her appearance).

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  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. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

yearplay years
  1. :  the period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun

    :  the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the sky

    :  the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun

  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up take years off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).