Definition of take something off in English:

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take something off

1Remove clothing from one’s or another’s body: she took off her cardigan
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  • But did you intend to do so, which is why you took the clothes off your upper body?
  • Then the clothing is taken off and preserved - usually hung to dry so that its DNA evidence will not be destroyed by decomposition.
  • Colin gently laid her body on her bed and Meila took her shoes off and covered her body with her duvet cover.
remove, doff, divest oneself of, shed, strip off, pull off, peel off, climb out of, slip out of, shrug off, throw off, cast off, fling off, fling aside, discard
2Deduct part of an amount.
Example sentences
  • It went up to $44.99 but then they took off $10 because we bundled with the internet, and that makes it $34.99.
deduct, subtract, take away, remove
3Choose to have a period away from work: I took the next day off
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  • I like their new stuff, but I agree that they took a long period off and people don't know what to expect.
  • In fact what made the journalists so angry was that many of the bosses chose to take the night off.
  • After my hit single I chose to take a year off to write my autobiography and produce this new album.
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