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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 take off

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Take off v. t.
 1. To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove from the top of anything; as, to take off a load; to take off one's hat, coat or other article of clothing; to take off a coat of paint from a surface.
 2. To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb.
 3. To destroy; as, to take off life.
 4. To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of an argument.
 5. To withdraw; to call or draw away; as, the director took him off the project. --Locke.
 6. To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine.
 7. To purchase; to take in trade. “The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off.” --Locke.
 8. To copy; to reproduce. Take off all their models in wood.” --Addison.
 9. To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
 10. To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars than preferments can take off. [R.] --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 take off
      v 1: leave; "The family took off for Florida" [syn: depart, part,
            start, start out, set forth, set off, set out]
      2: take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
      3: depart from the ground; "The plane took off two hours late"
         [syn: lift off]
      4: take time off from work; stop working temporarily [syn: take
         time off]
      5: mimic or imitate, especially in an amusing or satirical
         manner; "This song takes off from a famous aria"
      6: remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
      7: get started or set in motion, used figuratively; "the
         project took a long time to get off the ground" [syn: get
         off the ground]
      8: prove fatal; "The disease took off"
      9: make a subtraction [syn: subtract, deduct] [ant: add]