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take off

verb uk phrasal verb with take   /teɪk/ (took, taken) us  

(FLY)

A2 If an aircraft, bird,, or insect takes off, it leaves the ground and begins to fly: The plane took off at 8.30 a.m.
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(SUCCEED)

B2 to suddenly start to be successful or popular: Her singing career had just begun to take off.
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(LEAVE)

informal to suddenly leave somewhere, usually without telling anyone that you are going: When he saw me, he took off in the other direction.
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