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Definition 1: remove clothes - [verb of body]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(take off is a kind of ...) get undressed

"please don't undress in front of everybody!" "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

(... is a kind of take off ) take off, as with some difficulty

"He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt"

(... is a kind of take off ) take off with ease or speed

"She slipped off her jacket"

(... is a kind of take off ) remove a cloak from

(... is a kind of take off ) remove

"He doffed his hat"

Definition 2: take away or remove - [verb of change]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take that weight off me!

(take off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of take off ) get undressed

"please don't undress in front of everybody!" "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

(... is a kind of take off ) remove the claws from

"declaw a cat"

(... is a kind of take off ) take the horns off (an animal)

Definition 3: make a subtraction - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subtract this amount from my paycheck

Synonyms for take off in the sense of this definition

(take off is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of take off ) deduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period

(take off belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 4: prove fatal - [verb of contact]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The disease took off

(take off is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 5: mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner - [verb of creation]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This song takes off from a famous aria

(take off is a kind of ...) reproduce someone's behavior or looks

"The mime imitated the passers-by" "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

Definition 6: leave - [verb of motion]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The family took off for Florida

Synonyms for take off in the sense of this definition

(take off is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

(... is a kind of take off ) depart from the ground

"The plane took off two hours late"

(... is a kind of take off ) leave

"The car roared off into the fog"

(... is a kind of take off ) move rapidly and as if blazing

"The spaceship blazed out into space"

(... is a kind of take off ) set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner

Definition 7: get started or set in motion, used figuratively - [verb of motion]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the project took a long time to get off the ground

Synonyms for take off in the sense of this definition

(take off is a kind of ...) begin or set in motion

"I start at eight in the morning" "Ready, set, go!"

Definition 8: depart from the ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where take off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plane took off two hours late

Synonyms for take off in the sense of this definition

(take off is a kind of ...) leave

"The family took off for Florida"

Synonyms for take off in the sense of this definition

(take off is a kind of ...) make a break in

"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

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