a departure; especially of airplanes
the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
humorous or satirical mimicry
- The new dictionary has really taken off.
- His leg had to be taken off above the knee.
- The boiling soup subsided when the pot was taken off the heat.
- The crew were taken off (the wrecked vessel) by helicopter.
- The 7 am express to Bristol will be taken off next month.
- Doctors recommended that the drug should be taken off the market.
- The officer leading the inquiry has been taken off the case.
- My favourite dish has usually been taken off just before I get to the restaurant.