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takeoff

noun

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1 a rising from a surface at the start of a flight (as of a rocket)
  • make sure your tray table is safely put away during takeoff

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2 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect
  • a sitcom that's a takeoff of an old TV show from the 1960s

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take off

verb

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1 to leave a place often for another
  • I can only stay for a few minutes, and then I'll need to take off again

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2 to rid oneself of (a garment)
  • take off your coat and stay awhile

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3 to take away (an amount or number) from a total
  • the store will take an additional 20% off if you bring in this coupon

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4 slang to remove valuables from (a place) unlawfully
  • a gangbanger who decided to take off some fast-food joint

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“Takeoff.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/take%20off. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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