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TAKE OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take off mean? 

TAKE OFF (verb)
  The verb TAKE OFF has 9 senses:

1. leave
2. take away or remove
3. depart from the ground
4. take time off from work; stop working temporarily
5. mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
6. remove clothes
7. get started or set in motion, used figuratively
8. prove fatal
9. make a subtraction

  Familiarity information: TAKE OFF used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE OFF (verb)


Sense 1take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

take off; start out; set forth; set off; start; set out; part; depart

Context example:

The family took off for Florida

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take off"):

lift off; take off (depart from the ground)

roar off (leave)

blaze; blaze out (move rapidly and as if blazing)

sally forth; sally out (set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

The children take off to the playground
These cars won't take off


Sense 2take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take away or remove

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Take that weight off me!

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take off"):

dehorn (take the horns off (an animal))

declaw (remove the claws from)

discase; disrobe; peel; strip; strip down; uncase; unclothe; undress (get undressed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Depart from the ground

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lift off; take off

Context example:

The plane took off two hours late

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

depart; part; set forth; set off; set out; start; start out; take off (leave)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

The airplane is sure to take off


Sense 4take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take time off from work; stop working temporarily

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

take time off; take off

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

break up; cut off; disrupt; interrupt (make a break in)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 5take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

This song takes off from a famous aria

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

copy; imitate; simulate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 6take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove clothes

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

take off your shirt--it's very hot in here

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

discase; disrobe; peel; strip; strip down; uncase; unclothe; undress (get undressed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take off"):

peel off (take off, as with some difficulty)

slip off (take off with ease or speed)

uncloak (remove a cloak from)

doff (remove)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They take off the cape


Sense 7take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get started or set in motion, used figuratively

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

get off the ground; take off

Context example:

the project took a long time to get off the ground

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

get going; go; start (begin or set in motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 8take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove fatal

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The disease took off

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 9take off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a subtraction

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

deduct; subtract; take off

Hypernyms (to "take off" is one way to...):

calculate; cipher; compute; cypher; figure; reckon; work out (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Domain category:

arithmetic (the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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