take off

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Synonyms for take off

depart from the ground

take time off from work

mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner

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get started or set in motion, used figuratively

prove fatal

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Boy it's tragic,'' said Campbell, who said it appeared the plane crashed as it tried to take off uphill into a canyon.
Kids will say they want to take off the vests because it's too hot.
Pilots of small planes like the one that crashed into a Reseda home this week can take off and land without anyone checking whether they are qualified, airport and federal officials said Wednesday.
The real concern is how a pilot prone to taking reckless chances can take off before the tower opens so he can avoid being grounded.