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take sth off

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

(REMOVE)

A2 to remove something, especially clothes: He took off his clothes and got into the bath. After the poisoning scare, the product was taken off the shelves/the market (= removed from sale).
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(NOT WORK)

B2 to spend time away from your work: He took off two weeks in September.
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