Translation of takeoff in Spanish:

takeoff

Pronunciation: /ˈteɪkɔːf; ˈteɪkɒf/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 [Aviation/Aviación] despegue (masculine), decolaje (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) the plane is ready for takeoff el avión está listo para despegar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) decolar the economy is ready for takeoff la economía está a punto de levantar vuelo, el país está listo para el despegue económico
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    • 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.
    1.2 [Sport/Deporte] despegue (masculine)
  • 2 (caricature, imitation) [colloquial/familiar] parodia (feminine) to do a takeoff of sb hacer* una parodia de algn, imitar a algn
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    • 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'.

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