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English noun: takeoff

1. takeoff (act) a departure; especially of airplanes

Broader (hypernym)departure, going, going away, leaving

2. takeoff (event) the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

3. takeoff (communication) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

Synonymsburlesque, charade, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, travesty

Broader (hypernym)caricature, imitation, impersonation

4. takeoff (act) humorous or satirical mimicry

Synonymsmockery, parody

Broader (hypernym)apery, mimicry

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