take off


take off
verb
1. leave (Freq. 15)
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The family took off for Florida

Syn:
depart, ↑part, ↑start, ↑start out, ↑set forth, ↑set off, ↑set out
See Also: ↑part with (for: ↑part)
Derivationally related forms: ↑takeoff, ↑parting (for: ↑part), ↑departure (for: ↑depart), ↑departer (for: ↑depart)
Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away
Hyponyms: ↑lift off, ↑roar off, ↑blaze, ↑blaze out, ↑sally forth, ↑sally out
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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These cars won't take off

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The children take off to the playground

2. take away or remove (Freq. 6)
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Take that weight off me!

Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms:
undress, ↑discase, ↑uncase, ↑unclothe, ↑strip, ↑strip down, ↑disrobe, ↑peel, ↑declaw, ↑dehorn
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. depart from the ground (Freq. 4)
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The plane took off two hours late

Syn: ↑lift off
Derivationally related forms: ↑liftoff (for: ↑lift off), ↑takeoff
Hypernyms:
depart, ↑part, ↑start, ↑start out, ↑set forth, ↑set off, ↑set out
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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The airplane is sure to take off

4. take time off from work; stop working temporarily (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑take time off
Hypernyms: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up, ↑cut off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

5. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner (Freq. 1)
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This song takes off from a famous aria

Derivationally related forms: ↑takeoff
Hypernyms: ↑imitate, ↑copy, ↑simulate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

6. remove clothes (Freq. 1)
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take off your shirt—it's very hot in here

Hypernyms:
undress, ↑discase, ↑uncase, ↑unclothe, ↑strip, ↑strip down, ↑disrobe, ↑peel
Hyponyms: ↑peel off, ↑slip off, ↑uncloak, ↑doff
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They take off the cape

7. get started or set in motion, used figuratively
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the project took a long time to get off the ground

Syn: ↑get off the ground
Hypernyms: ↑start, ↑go, ↑get going
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

8. prove fatal
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The disease took off

Hypernyms: ↑kill
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

9. make a subtraction
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subtract this amount from my paycheck

Syn: ↑subtract, ↑deduct
Ant: ↑add (for: ↑subtract)
Derivationally related forms: ↑deduction (for: ↑deduct), ↑subtractive (for: ↑subtract), ↑subtraction (for: ↑subtract)
Topics: ↑arithmetic
Hypernyms:
calculate, ↑cipher, ↑cypher, ↑compute, ↑work out, ↑reckon, ↑figure
Hyponyms: ↑carry back
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something


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