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Origin of takeoff
Words nearby takeoff
Example sentences from the Web for takeoff
An F-35 was destroyed on takeoff earlier in the year when a design flaw in its Pratt & Whitney F135 engine sparked a fire.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prepare for takeoff, because quality vacation time will certainly boost your mood.
As the pilots prepared for takeoff, Breman sensed their unease.
“They spoke for about fifteen minutes, until Lewin abruptly ended the call in preparation for takeoff,” writes Raskin.
That was the beginning of the takeoff of his career—he made it before “Levels” and all of the other hits.Tiësto Picks His Eight Favorite Songs to Mark World AIDS Day|Mike Munoz|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Get Statistical and have them find out how much boogie time is consumed in plugging that silly thing into every takeoff problem.If at First You Don't...|John Brudy
The gathered witnesses stood mutely, awe still in their eyes, their ears still ringing with the sound of the takeoff.The Monster|S. M. Tenneshaw
You know I'm not to be disturbed until after takeoff, Stacey.The Star Lord|Boyd Ellanby
He got wise when we delayed the takeoff, and threatened to start shooting my passengers.Instant of Decision|Gordon Randall Garrett
A remarkable thing was that there was no written message in the ship's log which referred to its takeoff.This World Is Taboo|Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for takeoff
Idioms and Phrases with takeoff
Remove, as in Take off your coat and stay for a while, or I took my foot off the brake. [c. 1300]
Deduct, decrease, as in He took 20 percent off the original price, or I want you to trim my hair, but please don't take off too much. [c. 1700]
Carry or take away, as in The passengers were taken off one by one. [Late 1800s]
Also, take oneself off. Leave, go away, as in I'm taking off now, or We take ourselves off for China next month, or, as an imperative, Take yourself off right now! [First half of 1800s]
Move forward quickly, as in The dog took off after the car.
Become well known or popular, or achieve sudden growth, as in That actor's career has really taken off, or Sales took off around the holidays. [Mid-1900s]
Rise in flight, as in The airplane took off on time. [Mid-1800s]
Discontinue, as in The railroad took off the commuter special. [Mid-1700s]
Imitate humorously or satirically, as in He had a way of taking off the governor that made us howl with laughter. [Mid-1700s]
Withhold service, as in I'm taking off from work today because of the funeral. [First half of 1900s]