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Present participle for to launch or ascend vertically into the air
“Crowds regularly flocked to the base to see the aircraft take off on one of its many test flights.”
Present participle for to leave a place hastily, often for another
“Shimley decided it was time to take off for Tulsa, where he could hide.”
Present participle for to remove, especially something worn
“She looked very silly standing there while she began to take off her blouse. Under the blouse was another blouse and under that was a vest.”
Present participle for to subtract a quantity or number
Take off three from five, and you'll be left with two.”
Present participle for to abolish or discontinue (something previously supplied or offered)
“Management has the right to take off the offer at its discretion without giving prior notice.”
Present participle for to become successful or popular
“If anyone would have told Price that her solo career would take off this fast, she might not have believed it.”
Present participle for to increase dramatically in value, amount or degree
“This had the effect of causing home prices to take off to the stratosphere of unaffordability.”
Present participle for to imitate, often in a satirical manner
“Pym would take him off perfectly, catching that accent to a tee.”
(slang, dated) Present participle for to steal or rob from
“He had dreamed about how he'd take off a bank. Watching people get caught for the last fifteen years had taught him what mistakes to avoid.”
The action of deducting or subtracting something
The action of leaving, especially to start a journey
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