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The takeoff isn't so nice, I'll admit, but after that you're just sailing free.

"This is as good a spot for takeoff as we'll find," he said to Sanchez.

Might as well be cement for all the good it did me at takeoff.

He hustled Groverzb out to a freight ship that was warming up for takeoff.

Shut the front damper—open the back one—then takeoff a griddle.

After the first ride he would let us do the takeoff and landing.

You know I'm not to be disturbed until after takeoff, Stacey.

The cumulative strain of one takeoff after another could prove disastrous.

He'd beaten them all to Trehos only because they'd figured to catch his takeoff by the rocket flashes.

He got wise when we delayed the takeoff, and threatened to start shooting my passengers.

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.

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