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take-off

noun uk   /ˈteɪk.ɒf/ us    /-ɑːf/

take-off noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C or U] the moment when an aircraft leaves the ground and begins to fly: Night take-offs and landings are banned at this airport.

take-off noun (COPY)

[C] a piece of acting or writing, etc. that copies the way a particular person speaks or behaves, or the way something is done, usually to entertain other people: It was the best take-off of the prime minister that I have ever seen.
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