Take off

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Definition

to take off: to leave the ground and begin to fly; to leave, to depart
verb
The plane is getting ready to take off. We'll be in the air in a few minutes.

a takeoff: the action of a plane leaving the ground and starting to fly
noun

I have to take off: I have to go, leave, depart
idiom

Examples

  • "Flight attendants, please prepare for takeoff."
  • "Philip : Don't worry, I'll set it up before you take off."
  • "The balloon, or Montgolfier, lost radio contact with local airport personnel some time after 7:00 am, said air traffic controllers at the Napa Valley Hot Air Center, where the balloon took off around 12:00 the previous night."

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