take off

Definitions of take off
  1. verb
    remove clothes
    take off your shirt--it's very hot in here”
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    peel off
    take off, as with some difficulty
    slip off
    take off with ease or speed
    uncloak
    remove a cloak from
    doff
    remove
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    discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
    get undressed
  2. verb
    leave
    “The family took off for Florida”
    synonyms: depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out
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    lift off
    depart from the ground
    roar off
    leave
    blaze, blaze out
    move rapidly and as if blazing
    sally forth, sally out
    set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
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    go away, go forth, leave
    go away from a place
  3. verb
    depart from the ground
    “The plane took off two hours late”
    synonyms: lift off
  4. verb
    get started or set in motion, used figuratively
    synonyms: get off the ground
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    get going, go, start
    begin or set in motion
  5. verb
    take away or remove
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    discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
    get undressed
    declaw
    remove the claws from
    dehorn
    take the horns off (an animal)
    disbud
    destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
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    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  6. verb
    make a subtraction
    synonyms: deduct, subtract
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    add, add together
    make an addition by combining numbers
    add, add together, add up, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up
    determine the sum of
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    carry back
    deduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period
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    calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
    make a mathematical calculation or computation
  7. verb
    take time off from work; stop working temporarily
    synonyms: take time off
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    break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt
    make a break in
  8. verb
    mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
    “This song takes off from a famous aria”
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    copy, imitate, simulate
    reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  9. verb
    prove fatal
    “The disease took off
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    kill
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
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