Take off

Take off Take" off`, v. t. 1. To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove from the top of anything; as, to take off a load; to take off one's hat. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb. [1913 Webster]

3. To destroy; as, to take off life. [1913 Webster]

4. To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of an argument. [1913 Webster]

5. To withdraw; to call or draw away. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

6. To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine. [1913 Webster]

7. To purchase; to take in trade. ``The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

8. To copy; to reproduce. ``Take off all their models in wood.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

9. To imitate; to mimic; to personate. [1913 Webster]

10. To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars than preferments can take off. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

11. To discount or deduct (from a price); the dealer took off twenty percent on remaining toys. [PJC]


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