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take sth off

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

A2 to ​remove something, ​especiallyclothes: He took off his ​clothes and got into the ​shower. After the ​poisoningscare, the ​product was taken off the ​shelves/the ​market (= ​removed from ​sale).

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  • (NOT WORK)

B2 to ​spendtime away from ​yourwork: He took two ​weeks off in ​September.

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(Definition of take sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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take sth off

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
WORKPLACE to have a ​period of ​time away from ​work: After the ​businesstrip she took a few days off. I am definitely looking ​forward to taking some ​time off.
FINANCE to ​reduce a ​price by a particular ​amount: Being too near a ​traintrack could take thousands off the ​price of a ​house.
(Definition of take sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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