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    take off

    take off - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take off

    Definition
    (verb) leave
    Example Sentence
    • The family took off for Florida
    Definition
    (verb) take away or remove
    Example Sentence
    • Take that weight off me!
    Definition
    (verb) depart from the ground
    Synonyms : lift off
    Example Sentence
    • The plane took off two hours late
    Definition
    (verb) take time off from work; stop working temporarily
    Synonyms : take time off
    Definition
    (verb) mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
    Example Sentence
    • This song takes off from a famous aria
    Definition
    (verb) remove clothes
    Example Sentence
    • take off your shirt--it's very hot in here
    Definition
    (verb) get started or set in motion, used figuratively
    Synonyms : get off the ground
    Example Sentence
    • the project took a long time to get off the ground
    Definition
    (verb) prove fatal
    Example Sentence
    • The disease took off
    Definition
    (verb) make a subtraction
    Synonyms : deduct , subtract
    Example Sentence
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
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