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What is another word for takes off?

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To launch or ascend vertically into the air
“Crowds regularly flocked to the base to see the aircraft take off on one of its many test flights.”
To leave a place hastily, often for another
“Shimley decided it was time to take off for Tulsa, where he could hide.”
To remove, especially something worn
“She looked very silly standing there while she began to take off her blouse. Under the blouse was another blouse and under that was a vest.”
To subtract a quantity or number
Take off three from five, and you'll be left with two.”
To abolish or discontinue (something previously supplied or offered)
“Management has the right to take off the offer at its discretion without giving prior notice.”
To become successful or popular
“If anyone would have told Price that her solo career would take off this fast, she might not have believed it.”
To increase dramatically in value, amount or degree
“This had the effect of causing home prices to take off to the stratosphere of unaffordability.”
To imitate, often in a satirical manner
“Pym would take him off perfectly, catching that accent to a tee.”
(slang, dated) To steal or rob from
“He had dreamed about how he'd take off a bank. Watching people get caught for the last fifteen years had taught him what mistakes to avoid.”
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