[ awf-teyk, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˌteɪk, ˈɒf- /
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a pipe or passage for conducting smoke, a current of air, or the like, to an uptake or downtake.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of offtake
First recorded in 1870–75; after verb phrase take off
Words nearby offtake
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Example sentences from the Web for offtake
The cliff rose above them, a wall broken here and there by the offtake of narrow ravines, filled with forest trees.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart