Definition of takeoff
- an economic takeoff
Please remain seated during takeoff.
Air Force One, you're ready for takeoff.
All the high jumpers had flawless takeoffs.
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I can only stay for a few minutes, and then I'll need to take off again.
take off your coat and stay awhile
: the moment when an airplane, helicopter, etc., leaves the ground and begins to fly
: the beginning of a jump
: a sudden increase in size, activity, or popularity
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