Synonyms for take-off

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The take-off—a flat slab of rock—was good, and the leap well timed.

Now, tell me exactly why you didn't show up for take-off on Viornis.

He snapped on the communicator and asked the ship be in readiness for take-off.

Traffic broke into report: "Take-off will proceed on schedule."

Right now, I have to go to the Power Section to prepare for take-off.

She had taken a devil of a strain on the take-off, and something was about due to weaken.

We would have got her fairly fast because we were preparing for take-off to Luscious by then.

You mean you're setting us up as clay pigeons to cover the take-off of the ship.

One crashed on take-off, carrying irreplaceable instruments.

So the Platform was made ready for its take-off by the men who had made it.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TAKE-OFF

flight

nounflying; journey
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