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English verb: take off

1. take off (motion) leave


SamplesThe family took off for Florida.


ExamplesThe children take off to the playground, These cars won't take off


Synonymsdepart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave


Narrower (hyponym)blaze, blaze out, lift off, roar off, sally forth, sally out, take off

2. take off (change) take away or remove


SamplesTake that weight off me!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)declaw, dehorn, discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress

3. take off (motion) depart from the ground


SamplesThe plane took off two hours late.


ExamplesThe airplane is sure to take off


Synonymslift off


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off

4. take off (social) take time off from work; stop working temporarily


Synonymstake time off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt

5. take off (creation) mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner


SamplesThis song takes off from a famous aria.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)copy, imitate, simulate

6. take off (body) remove clothes


SamplesTake off your shirt--it's very hot in here.


ExamplesThey take off the cape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress


Narrower (hyponym)doff, peel off, slip off, uncloak

7. take off (motion) get started or set in motion, used figuratively


SamplesThe project took a long time to get off the ground.


Synonymsget off the ground


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)get going, go, start

8. take off (contact) prove fatal


SamplesThe disease took off.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)kill

9. take off (cognition) make a subtraction


SamplesSubtract this amount from my paycheck.


Synonymsdeduct, subtract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Narrower (hyponym)carry back


Domain categoryarithmetic


Antonymsadd together, add









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