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Definition of takeoff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈteɪkɑf//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the moment at which an aircraft leaves the ground and starts to fly The plane is ready for takeoff. takeoff speed Due to dense fog, there were no takeoffs from the airport yesterday. (figurative) The local economy is poised for takeoff. opposite landing
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the moment when your feet leave the ground when you jump
  3. 3[countable] if you do a takeoff of someone, you copy the way they speak or behave, in a humorous way to entertain people

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