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Main Entry: take off
Function: verb
Date: 14th century
transitive verb
1 : REMOVE <take your shoes off>
2 a : RELEASE <take the brake off> b : DISCONTINUE, WITHDRAW <took off the morning train> c : to take or allow as a discount : DEDUCT <took 10 percent off> d : to spend (a period of time) away from a usual occupation or activity <took two weeks off>
3 slang : ROB
intransitive verb
1 : to take away : DETRACT
2 a : to start off or away often suddenly : SET OUT, DEPART <took off for her trip> b (1) : to branch off (as from a main stream or stem) (2) : to take a point of origin c : to begin a leap or spring d : to leave the surface : begin flight e : to embark on rapid activity, development, or growth f : to spring into wide use or popularity

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\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
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\ch\ as ch in chin
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\[ng]\ as ng in sing
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\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
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\u\ as oo in foot
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