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- v. To remove.
- v. To imitate, often in a satirical manner.
- v. To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.
- v. To become successful, to flourish.
- v. To depart.
- v. To quantify.
- v. to absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.
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Another first-person account: a couple of years ago I was about to take off on a flight to San Francisco when a portly, balding man wearing blue jeans and a polo shirt bearing words something like “Blue Sky Natural Gas Pipelines” entered my row.
When they had gone in by the dining-room stove to take off their wraps, Grandpa would look up from his knitting, or the nets which he made out of fishline, and smile at them and say, Well, well!
“The SNJ was a relatively low-speed airplane,” and, he remembers, “even if you had thirty knots across the deck, you could take off easily, without a catapult.”
Shave me down a dozen sizes, straighten and dye my hair back to its natural color, take off the goth makeup and give me a fresh-faced cover-girl glow, and I could be Laura.
During the clean period, when I take off the meat-suit, I feel the first inklings of something scratching at the window of my soul wanting to be let out.
The S-shaped diffusion curve did not take off until 1959–1960, after a clique of six superintendents adopted see Figure 8–1 for a sociogram of the thirty-eight school administrators.
When Onesicritus reached Calanus, the Indian teacher yelled at him to take off his clothes and sit naked before him or he would say nothing, even if Zeus himself sent him.
Schools are like airport hubs; student passengers arrive from many differentbackgrounds and take off for widely divergent destinations.
Ollila was confident that the rate of adoption of mobile phones was ready to take off worldwide.
Celeste swallowed a smile, but it faded on its own as she watched him take off a huge sneaker and apply blue-white light from his fingers to open the store alarm and remove it.