take off

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb to remove something, especially your clothes
  • phrasal verb to make an amount smaller
  • phrasal verb to imitate someone in a funny way

Aviation

Construction

  • (written as take-off)
    The process in which detailed lists are compiled, based on drawings and specifications, of all the material and equipment necessary to construct a project. The cost estimator uses this list to calculate how much it will cost to build the project.
  • (written as take-off)
    The activity of determining quantities from drawings and specifications. See also quantity survey.
  • (written as take-off)
    The actual quantity lists.

Economics

  • noun
    (written as take-off)
    the next-to-last stage in the economic development of a country where it becomes capable of prolonged growth in per capita income

Military

  • noun
    (written as take-off)
    an action of an aircraft taking off from the ground

Travel

  • verb to start to rise from the ground into the air
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