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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, sendup, send-up, mockery, burlesque, travesty, pasquinade, put-on
  4. Humorous or satirical mimicry
    - parody, mockery
Verb: take off  teyk óf
  1. Take away or remove
  2. Head for somewhere else
    "The family took off for Florida";
    - depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out
  3. Depart from the ground
    "The plane took off two hours late";
    - lift off
  4. Take time off from work; stop working temporarily
    - take time off
  5. Mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
    "This song takes off from a famous aria"
  6. Remove clothes
    "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
  7. Get started or set in motion, used figuratively
    "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, taking off, takes off, taken 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, peel, reckon, remove, rise, rising, simulate, start, strip, strip down, take, take away, uncase, unclothe, undress, unrobe, withdraw, work out

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