|1.||[ verb ] leave|
|Synonyms:||start set_out depart set_off start_out set_forth part|
"The family took off for Florida"
|Related terms:||leave roar_off blaze sally_forth spare loss departure takeoff departer|
|2.||[ verb ] take away or remove, "Take that weight off me!"|
|Related terms:||remove undress dehorn declaw|
|3.||[ verb ] remove|
"He doffed his hat"
|4.||[ verb ] take off from the ground, as of an aircraft or balloon|
"The plane departed two hours late"
|Related terms:||depart liftoff|
|5.||[ verb ] take time off from work; stop working temporarily|
|6.||[ verb ] mimic or imitate, esp. in an amusing or satirical manner|
"This song takes off from a famous aria"
|Related terms:||imitate imitate parody|
|7.||[ verb ] remove clothes|
"take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
|Related terms:||undress doff peel_off uncloak slip_off|
|8.||[ verb ] prove fatal|
"The disease took off"
|9.||[ verb ] get started or set in motion, used figuratively|
"the project took a long time to get off the ground"
|10.||[ verb ] (mathematics) make a subtraction|
|Related terms:||add calculate arithmetic subtraction|