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Definition of the verb take off

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  1. leave
  2. take away or remove
  3. depart from the ground
  4. take time off from work; stop working temporarily
  5. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: copy / imitate / simulate = reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  6. remove clothes
  7. get started or set in motion, used figuratively
  8. prove fatal
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: kill = cause to die
  9. make a subtraction

Alternative definition of the verb take off


  1. [transitive] To remove.
    • antonyms: don (applies to clothing only), put on
    • synonym: doff (applies to clothing only)
  2. [transitive] To imitate, often in a satirical manner.
  3. [intransitive, of an aircraft or spacecraft] To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.
  4. [intransitive] To become successful, to flourish.
  5. [intransitive] To depart.
  6. [transitive] To quantify.
  7. [transitive] to absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.


  1. "Take Off" a.k.a. "Takeoff": Take-Off is a 1979 Soviet drama film directed by Savva Kulish based on a screenplay by Oleg Osetinsky. Produced by Mosfilm. Runtime 139 min. Mono. USA theatrical distribution by International Film Exchange. It was narrated by Sergei Bondarchuk.
  2. "Take Off" is a 2009 South Korean film written and directed by Kim Yong-hwa. The film was the 2nd most attended film of the year in South Korea with 8,392,953 admissions.
  3. "Take Off": Hitromamut is the 1970 comedy film written by Talila Ben-Zakai and directed by Uri Zohar.
    • also known as Hitromamut
    • starring: Yisrael Poliakov
    • released in (45 years ago)
  4. "Take Off" is a short film, directed by Gunvor Nelson.


Take Off a.k.a. Take Off! is a board game designed to teach geography, first released in 1988. The game is developed by Resource Games.


  1. "Take Off" is the debut Japanese single by South Korean boy band, 2PM. This single was released on May 18, 2011 in 4 editions: CD+DVD, CD+Photobook, CD only limited and a Regular edition. The song was used as ending song theme for 12 episodes of the anime "Blue Exorcist". It peaked no. 4 in Oricon's Weekly singles chart with 59,059 sold in the first week.
  2. "Take off" is a musical single of 2PM.
  3. "Take Off" is a 2013 album by Japanese rock band Folks.
  4. "Take Off" is a single by British pop rapper Chipmunk, released as the third single from his second studio album Transition. The song features American R&B singer Trey Songz, it was released on 15 July 2011 as a Digital download in the United Kingdom. The song's accompanying music video was released on 17 June 2011. It features appearances by both Chipmunk and Trey Songz.
  5. "Take Off" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Young Dro, released as a single on March 17, 2009. The song was initially meant to be first single from second studio album, then-titled P.O.L.O.. The song, produced by Raz for Beat Billionaires, features fellow American rapper and Dro's former protege Yung L.A.. The song was leaked on November 11, 2008, but was officially released on iTunes on March 17, 2009.
  6. "Take Off" a.k.a. "Take-off" is the debut single released by the Japanese band Vivid. A document music video was made for the title song, and is available on the limited B CD+DVD edition of their major debut single ""Yume": Mugen no Kanata" along with a live performance of the titular track taped at Shibuya-AX on August 8, 2010. The single reached number 3 on the indies Oricon weekly charts and number 63 on the overall charts where it charted for a week; it has sold 1,319 copies.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  7. "Take Off" a.k.a. "Take Off..." is a musical album of Petra Splieth, Johannes Heger, Jakob Krohn, Michael Ramm, Sonnya Vollmer, Martin Gottier, Hartmut Trombone & Mama D..
    • released in (10 years ago)
  8. "Take Off" a.k.a. "TAKE☆OFF" is a musical album of Passpo.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  9. "Take Off" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "Take Off" is a musical single of Harlow.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  11. "Take Off" a.k.a. "Take Off!" is a musical album of Barbara Dennerlein.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  12. "Take Off" a.k.a. "Take Off!" is a musical single of Raver's Nature.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  13. "Take Off" a.k.a. "Take Off!" is a musical album of Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  14. "Take Off" is a musical album of Trickshot.
  15. "Take Off" is a musical single of Betty Boo & Digital Dog.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  16. "Take Off" is a musical album of Sangiuliano.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  17. "Take Off" is a musical album of Renton.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  18. "TAKE OFF" is a composition.
    • music and lyrics by Micro


  1. TAKE OFF is a musical group.
    • albums: "ウルトラスーパーな恋でもいいんじゃない?", "Run♪"
    • official website:
  2. Take Off is a musical group.
    • album: "Ready Steady Go"


Take Off a.k.a. Pilot is a TV program.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Take Off

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Google previewA New Rotuman Dictionary (1998)

An English-Rotuman Wordlist by Elizabeth Kafonika Makarita Inia

take off one's ...

Google previewSiamese-English Dictionary (2009)

by Edward Michell

to disengage, take off, unhook, let loose ; deposit UVfíl (pion) to rob, pillage, plunder иЮ\) (plooa'k) white ants UffoTl (plauk) circle, ring, hoop, band- age of cloth, etc., ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Card Tricks (2012)

by Jean Hugard

Take off the top card of the lower part of the spectator's cut, and put it also in the envelope, not showing its face. Slide it to the opposite end of the envelope, take out the duplicates and show them. You can repeat the trick ad lib by noting the ...

Google previewPocket Dictionary of the English and Armenian Languages (1835)

by Haroutiun Aukerian

զգոյշ լինել: Take heed to , միտ դնել: Take in, ՛ի ներքո փակել: Take in hand, ձեռն արկանել: Take motice, հետազօտել: Take oaւհ, երդնուլ: Take off, հանել ՛ի բաց : Take order with, չափ դնել: Take օաt, ՛ի բաց առնուլ: Take part, բաժանորդ ...

Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

take off the ...

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

to take off a mask, to expose openly.

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Cut if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
Each day to half its length, my friend,—
The years that Time take off my life,
He'll take from off the other end! (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
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