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Meaning of “take sb off” in the English Dictionary

"take sb off" in British English

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take sb off

UK informal
phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
to ​copy the way a ​particularpersonspeaks or ​behaves, or the way something is done, usually in ​order to ​entertain other ​people: She's really good at taking ​people off.
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(Definition of take sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take sb off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 模仿…
in Chinese (Traditional) 模仿…
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