Take off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈteɪk ˈɒf|  American pronunciation of the word take off
Brit.  |ˈteɪkɒf|  British pronunciation of the word take off


- leave (syn: depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out)
- take away or remove
- depart from the ground
- take time off from work; stop working temporarily
- mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
- remove clothes
take off your shirt--it's very hot in here
- get started or set in motion, used figuratively
- prove fatal
- make a subtraction (syn: deduct, subtract)

Extra examples

He took off weight every day.

The wind is taking off.

The plague took off her parents.

A strong cup of tea takes off the weariness.

He took me off to the garden.

He took off from here.

The ball took off from the post.

The river takes off from this lake.

He took the responsibility off me.

The waves took me off my feet.

...I can only stay for a few minutes, and then I'll need to take off again....

...take off your coat and stay awhile...

The retailer will take off his selling price.

Take yourself off!

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