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take off British & World English

(Of an aircraft or bird) become airborne

take-off British & World English

An instance of becoming airborne

take-off English Thesaurus

a chartered plane crashed soon after take-off

take-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

power take-off British & World English

A device which transfers mechanical power from an engine to another piece of equipment, especially on a tractor or similar vehicle

take the lid off British & World English

Reveal unwelcome secrets about

take someone off British & World English

Mimic someone humorously

take something off British & World English

Remove clothing from one’s or another’s body

take the edge off British & World English

Reduce the intensity or effect of (something unpleasant or severe)

take the shine off British & World English

Spoil the brilliance or excitement of

take one's hat off to British & World English

State one’s admiration for (someone who has achieved something)

time off British & World English

Time for rest or recreation away from one’s usual work or studies

cannot take one's eyes off British & World English

Be unable to stop looking at someone or something because they are so interesting, attractive, etc.

take off in take British & World English

(Of an aircraft or bird) become airborne

take a load off someone's mind British & World English

Bring someone relief from anxiety

take the gilt off the gingerbread British & World English

Make something no longer attractive or desirable

the gloves are off British & World English

Used to express the notion that something will be done in an uncompromising or ruthless way

put years on someone British & World English

Make someone feel or look older (or younger)

offtake British & World English

The removal of oil from a reservoir or supply

take someone off in take British & World English

Mimic someone humorously

take something off in take British & World English

Remove clothing from one’s or another’s body

take off in take English Thesaurus

I walked up to the horse, but he took off at a great speed

keep one's eye on the ball British & World English

Keep (or fail to keep) one’s attention focused on the matter in hand

take the edge off in edge British & World English

Reduce the intensity or effect of (something unpleasant or severe)

take the lid off in lid British & World English

Reveal unwelcome secrets about

put years on someone in year British & World English

Make someone feel or look older (or younger)

the gloves are off in glove British & World English

Used to express the notion that something will be done in an uncompromising or ruthless way

take one's hat off to in hat British & World English

State one’s admiration for (someone who has achieved something)

take the shine off in shine British & World English

Spoil the brilliance or excitement of

cannot take one's eyes off in eye British & World English

Be unable to stop looking at someone or something because they are so interesting, attractive, etc.

take a load off someone's mind in load British & World English

Bring someone relief from anxiety

keep one's eye on the ball in ball1 British & World English

Keep (or fail to keep) one’s attention focused on the matter in hand

take someone off in take English Thesaurus

he takes off the Prime Minister very well


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