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Noun: takeoff  'teyk,óf
  1. A departure; especially of airplanes
     
  2. The initial ascent of an aeroplane as it becomes airborne
     
  3. A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    - parody, lampoon, spoof [informal], sendup [informal], send-up [informal], mockery, burlesque, travesty, pasquinade, put-on [N. Amer, informal]
     
  4. [informal] Humorous or satirical mimicry
    - parody, mockery
Verb: take off  teyk óf
  1. Head for somewhere else
    "The family took off for Florida";
    - depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out
     
  2. Take away or remove
     
  3. Remove clothes
    "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
     
  4. Depart from the ground
    "The plane took off two hours late";
    - lift off
     
  5. Take time off from work; stop working temporarily
    - take time off
     
  6. [informal] Mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
    "This song takes off from a famous aria"
     
  7. Get started or become successful
    "the project took a long time to take off";
    - get off the ground
     
  8. Prove fatal
    "The disease took off"
     
  9. (arithmetic) make a subtraction
    "take off this amount from my paycheque";
    - subtract, deduct

Derived forms: took off, taken off, taking off, takes off, takeoffs

See also: take

Type of: apery, ascension, ascent, break up, calculate, caricature, cipher, compute, copy, cut off, cypher, departure, discase, disrobe, disrupt, figure [N. Amer], get going, go, go away, go forth, going, going away, imitate, imitation, impersonation, interrupt, kill, leave, leaving, mimicry, off [informal], peel, reckon, remove, rise, rising, simulate, start, strip, strip down, take, take away, uncase, unclothe, undress, unrobe, withdraw, work out

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