Definition of take-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈteɪk ɒf//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪk ɔːf//
    , NAmE//ˈteɪk ɑːf//
    Plane travel, Space travel
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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 take-off. take-off speed Owing to the fog, there were no take-offs from the airport yesterday. (figurative) The local economy is poised for take-off. opposite landing Wordfindercabin crew, charter, flight path, in-flight, land, long-haul, plane, refuel, take-off, travel See related entries: Plane travel, Space travel
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the moment when your feet leave the ground when you jump
  3. 3[countable] if you do a take-off of somebody, you copy the way they speak or behave, in a humorous way to entertain people Wordfindercaricature, comedy, funny, joke, parody, pun, sketch, slapstick, spoof, take-off
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