What does take off mean?

Definitions for take off

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word take off.

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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take off in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Patricia Parkinson Glenn:

    They just take off and they do it.

  2. Julia Kloeckner:

    I think we really need to take off the blinkers.

  3. Linn Huang:

    The commercial side did not take off as fast as expected.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    A woman has either something to put on or nothing to take off.

  5. Rushdi Siddiqui:

    These were the same attributes in China that made Alibaba take off.

Images & Illustrations of take off

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