take-off

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb. [1913 Webster] 3. To destroy; as, to take o …

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  • 2 Take off — v. i. 1. to begin a leap from a surface or a flight into the air; especially, (of a bird or an airplane) to leave the ground and begin to fly; as, flight CA123 took off on schedule at 3:00 PM. [PJC] 2. to begin a period of accelerating growth or …

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  • 3 Take-off — Takeoff Take off , Take off Take off , n. 1. An imitation, especially in the way of caricature; used with of or on; as, the comedian did a hilarious takeoff on the president. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The spot at which one takes off; specif., the… …

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  • 4 take off — verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. remove < take your shoes off > 2. a. release < take the brake off > b. discontinue, withdraw …

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  • 5 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket — Studio album by Blink 182 Released …

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  • 6 To do a take-off on — Off Off ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off …

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  • 7 To take off — Off Off ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off …

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  • 8 Rostovian take-off model — The Rostovian take off model (also called Rostow s Stages of Growth ) is one of the major historical models of economic growth. It was developed by W. W. Rostow. The model postulates that economic modernization occurs in five basic stages, of… …

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  • 9 Assisted take off — is any system for helping aircraft into the air (as opposed to strictly under its own power). The reason it might be needed is due to the aircraft s weight exceeding the normal maximum take off weight, insufficient power, or the available runway… …

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  • 10 Power take-off — A power take off (PTO) is a splined driveshaft, usually on a tractor or that can be used to provide power to an attachment or separate machine. It is designed to be easily connected and disconnected. The power take off allows implements to draw… …

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  • 11 maximum take-off weight — The maximum gross weight due to design or operational limitations at which an aircraft is permitted to take off …

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  • 12 Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings — is a book written by Tyler Perry. On April 30, 2006 it was listed at #1 on the The New York Times Non Fiction Best Seller list. The book won the book of the year award at the 2006 Quill Book Awards.[1] References ^… …

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  • 13 power take-off — noun Date: 1929 a supplementary mechanism (as on a tractor) enabling the engine power to be used to operate nonautomotive apparatus (as a pump or saw) …

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  • 14 Off — ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off. [1913… …

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  • 15 Off and on — Off Off ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off …

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  • 16 Take It From Here — (often referred to as TIFH , pronounced mdash; and sometimes humorously spelt mdash; TIFE ) was a British radio comedy programme broadcast by the BBC between 1948 and 1960. It was written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, and starred Jimmy Edwards …

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  • 17 Off for the Sweet Hereafter — is a 1986 novel by T. R. Pearson. The story opens with a sentence over 400 words long: That was the summer we lost the bald Jeeter who was not even mostly Jeeter anymore but was probably mostly Throckmorton or anyway was probably considered… …

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  • 18 Take It Off — may refer to: * Take It Off , a song by De La Soul from their 1989 album 3 Feet High and Rising * Take It Off , a song by KISS from their 1992 album Revenge * Take It Off , a song by Busta Rhymes from his 1998 album Extinction Level Event (Final… …

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  • 19 Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …

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  • 20 Take Me Out to the Holosuite — Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Episode no. Episode 154 Directed by Chip Chalmers …

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