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take-off British & World English

An instance of becoming airborne

take-off English Thesaurus

a chartered plane crashed soon after take-off

take off British & World English

(Of an aircraft or bird) become airborne

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)

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 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

offtake British & World English

The removal of oil from a reservoir or supply

take off in take English Thesaurus

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

put years on someone British & World English

Make someone feel or look older (or younger)

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.

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

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

the gloves are off British & World English

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

take someone off in take English Thesaurus

he takes off the Prime Minister very well

take oneself off in take English Thesaurus

I took myself off to the office

take the edge off in edge British & World English

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

take the shine off in shine British & World English

Spoil the brilliance or excitement of

take the edge off in edge English Thesaurus

it took the edge off the pain

take something off in take English Thesaurus

they'd put a tinned steak and kidney pudding in the oven and forgotten to take its lid off

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

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

take one's hat off to in hat English Thesaurus

he was truly magnificent and I take my hat off to him

take the gilt off the gingerbread in gingerbread British & World English

Make something no longer attractive or desirable