Origin of takeoff
Examples 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
Word Origin and History for takeoff
also take-off, "caricature," colloquial, 1846, from earlier sense of "thing that detracts from something, drawback" (1826), from take (v.) + off. Meaning "act of becoming airborne" is from 1904 in reference to aircraft; in reference to jumping, it is attested from 1869.