Definitions for take off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off(verb)


    "The family took off for Florida"

  2. take off(verb)

    take away or remove

    "Take that weight off me!"

  3. take off, lift off(verb)

    depart from the ground

    "The plane took off two hours late"

  4. take off, take time off(verb)

    take time off from work; stop working temporarily

  5. take off(verb)

    mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner

    "This song takes off from a famous aria"

  6. take off(verb)

    remove clothes

    "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"

  7. get off the ground, take off(verb)

    get started or set in motion, used figuratively

    "the project took a long time to get off the ground"

  8. take off(verb)

    prove fatal

    "The disease took off"

  9. subtract, deduct, take off(verb)

    make a subtraction

    "subtract this amount from my paycheck"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. take off(verb)ɪk

    ≠ put on

    Take off your jacket.

  2. take offɪk

    to not go to work at a particular time

    I'm taking a week off in June.

  3. take offɪk

    ≠ land

    airplanes taking off over the ocean

  4. take offɪk

    to quickly increase or become successful

    Sales took off as soon as the book was advertised.


  1. take off(Verb)

    To remove.

  2. take off(Verb)

    To imitate, often in a satirical manner.

  3. take off(Verb)

    To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.

  4. take off(Verb)

    To become successful, to flourish.

  5. take off(Verb)

    To depart.

  6. take off(Verb)

    To quantify.

  7. take off(Verb)

    to absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.

Anagrams of take off

  1. offtake

Translations for take off

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

take off

to remove (clothes etc)

He took off his coat.

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