HyperDic: take_off

English > 9 senses of the expression take off:
VERBmotiontake off, depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set outleave
changetake offtake away or remove
motiontake off, lift offdepart from the ground
socialtake off, take time offtake time off from work
creationtake offmimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
bodytake offremove clothes
motiontake off, get off the groundget started or set in motion, used figuratively
contacttake offprove fatal
cognitiontake off, subtract, deductmake a subtraction
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningLeave.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThese cars won't take off; The children take off to the playground
Synonymsdepart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out
Narrowerblaze, blaze outMove rapidly and as if blazing
roar offLeave
sally forth, sally outSet out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
take off, lift offdepart from the ground
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishestrenar, iniciar, irse, originar, partir, separar
Catalananar-se'n, estrenar, iniciar, marxar, originar, partir, sortir
Nounstakeoffa departure
takeoffthe initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningtake away or remove.
PatternSomebody ----s something
NarrowerdeclawRemove the claws from
dehornTake the horns off (an animal)
undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peelGet undressed
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishsacar
Catalantreure
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningdepart from the ground.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe airplane is sure to take off
Synonymlift off
Broaderdepart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take offLeave
Spanishdespegar, levantar vuelo
Nounstakeoffthe initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningTake time off from work; stop working temporarily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtake time off
Broaderinterrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningmimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Broaderimitate, copy, simulateReproduce someone's behavior or looks
Nounstakeoffhumorous or satirical mimicry
takeoffa composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningRemove clothes.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey take off the cape
Example"take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
NarrowerdoffRemove
peel offTake off, as with some difficulty
slip offTake off with ease or speed
uncloakRemove a cloak from
Broaderundress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peelGet undressed
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 7, motion
Meaningget started or set in motion, used figuratively.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymget off the ground
Broaderstart, go, get goingBegin or set in motion
Spanishdespegar
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningprove fatal.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishser fatal
English > take off: 9 senses > verb 9, cognition
Meaningmake a subtraction.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymssubtract, deduct
CategoryarithmeticThe branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
Narrowercarry backDeduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period
Broadercalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figuremake a mathematical calculation or computation
See alsotakeremove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Oppositeadd, add togethermake an addition by combining numbers
Spanishdeducir, descontar, desgravar, extraer, quitar, restar, substraer, sustraer
Catalandesgravar, extraure, extreure, restar, sostraure, sostreure, treure

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