- 1 1.1 [Aviat] despegue (m), decolaje (m) (AmL) the plane is ready for takeoff el avión está listo para despegar or (AmL tb) decolar the economy is ready for takeoff la economía está a punto de levantar vuelo, el país está listo para el despegue económicoMore example sentences1.2 [Sport] despegue (m)
- Hauling scientists and supplies to the stations gives aircrews a chance to practice icy take-offs and landings and get a feel for being on the ice.
- Crosswinds of up to 30 knots can be accommodated on aircraft take-off or landing with or without stores.
- The take-off is flawless; a steep climb has the aircraft high by strip's end to avoid the possibility of ground-fire.
- 2 (caricature, imitation) [colloquial/familiar] parodia (f) to do a takeoff of sb hacer* una parodia de algn, imitar a algnMore example sentences
- Overall I thought it was a marvelous take off of all the hood movies.
- Brief glimpses of Bleak House and Great Expectations are followed by a wonderfully witty take-off of A Christmas Carol, with skateboarding ghosts and Tiny Tim on electric guitar.
- Of all the parodies performed on 'The Carol Burnett Show', probably the best-remembered and funniest was an inspired takeoff of the classic film 'Gone With The Wind'.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.