Значение идиомы take off

[take off] {v. phr.} 1a. To leave fast; depart suddenly; run away.

The dog took off after a rabbit.

Compare: LIGHT OUT. 1b.{informal} To go away; leave.

The six boys got into the car andtook off for the drug store.

2. To leave on a flight, begin going up.

A helicopter is able to take off and land straight up or down.

3.{informal} To imitate amusingly; copy another person’s habitualactions or speech.

He made a career of taking off famous people fornightclub audiences.

At the party, Charlie took off the principaland some of the teachers.

4. To take to be absent from work.

When his wife was sick he took off from work.

Bill was tired outso he took the day off.

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