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take off

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of take off

  1. 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 Synonyms of take off bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), go, vamoose, walk outWords Related to take off set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [chiefly British], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdrawNear Antonyms of take off abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reachAntonyms of take off arrive, come, show up, turn up

  2. 2 to rid oneself of (a garment) take off your coat and stay awhile Synonyms of take off doff, douse, peel (off), put off, shrug off, removeWords Related to take off husk, shed; kick (off); disrobe, strip, undressNear Antonyms of take off wear; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, clothe, dress, garb, rig, robe, suitAntonyms of take off don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)

  3. 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 Synonyms of take off abate, deduct, knock off, subtractWords Related to take off decrease, diminish, discount, downsize, dwindle, knock down, lessen, lower, reduce; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittleNear Antonyms of take off adjoin, annex, append; complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; aggrandize, amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, multiply, raiseAntonyms of take off add, tack (on)

  4. 4 slang  to remove valuables from (a place) unlawfully a gangbanger who decided to take off some fast-food joint Synonyms of take off burglarize, burgle, knock off, knock over, rip off, steal (from), rob [slang]Words Related to take off ransack, rifle; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, ravish, sack, spoil, strip; bleed, break in, cheat, chisel, cozen, defraud, exploit, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, pluck, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindle; hold up, mug, roll, stick up



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