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Definition of 'take off'


  1. leave; "The family took off for Florida"
       Synonyms: depart part start start out set forth set off set out
  2. take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
  3. depart from the ground; "The plane took off two hours late"
       Synonyms: lift off
  4. take time off from work; stop working temporarily
       Synonyms: take time off
  5. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner; "This song takes off from a famous aria"
  6. remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
  7. get started or set in motion, used figuratively; "the project took a long time to get off the ground"
       Synonyms: get off the ground
  8. prove fatal; "The disease took off"
  9. make a subtraction
       Synonyms: subtract deduct
       Antonyms: add add together

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