take off

  1. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
    This song takes off from a famous aria
  2. depart from the ground
    The plane took off two hours late
  3. make a subtraction
    subtract this amount from my paycheck
  4. take away or remove
    Take that weight off me!
  5. take time off from work; stop working temporarily
  6. get started or set in motion, used figuratively
    the project took a long time to get off the ground
  7. leave
    The family took off for Florida
  8. remove clothes
    take off your shirt--it's very hot in here
  9. prove fatal
    The disease took off
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How To Use take off In A Sentence

  • We have introduced singers like Madeline Bell as headliners and I think the club is beginning to take off.
  • You can then take off with complete confidence, knowing that you have checked all the really vital things for the flight.
  • This enables all aircraft up to the Airbus A380 to land and take off with full load capacity during all weather conditions. Times, Sunday Times
  • When it came time for the sermon, he watched the minister take off his wristwatch and place it on the pulpit.
  • But it was the Dutch luxury trades that enabled the economy to take off, and the financial institutions these trades spawned that allowed the Dutch to invest with an eye to continuous economic growth.
  • It is part of a pilot study believed to be the first of its kind in the country which, if successful, could take off nationwide.
  • Also, sea planes, when they take off or land, are quite vulnerable to what we call submerged debris, little things in the ocean that might catch on one of the wing floats as you might see on the picture there. CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2005
  • Maybe other readers more versed in rocketry can provide some better information on why vertical take off and landing vehicles are being pursued. Masten Space System's Xombie Make First Successful Test Flight - NASA Watch
  • I wonder if she'd take offense if I ask her to put on a snowsuit.
  • Use a smooth file or sanding block to take off the sharp edge with a few shear strokes (down and along the edge simultaneously).
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