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Take off – Meaning & Uses

In this post we are going to learn Phrasal Verbs ‘Take off’ the phrasal verb ‘Take off’ is a vary versatile phrasal verb, with seven different meanings.

  • How to Conjugate ‘Take off’
  • Infinitive : to take off
  • Present Participle : taking off
  • Past Tense : took off
  • Pas Participle : taken off

Take off # 1

One of the most common uses of ‘take off’ is at airports, when the plane leaves the ground.

In this usage, the phrasal verb is not separable.

  1. ” What time dose the plane take off?”
  2. “If you look over there, you can see the planes taking off.

Take off # 2

  • The other common use of ‘Take off’ is for removal of clothing.
  • In this usage, the phrasal verb is separable.
  1. ” Oh, this shirt is ridiculous, can you please take off?”
  2. ” Today very warm so I took my jacket off”.

Take off # 3

  • Take off can also mean to suddenly depart.
  • In this usage, the phrasal verb is not separable.
  1. ” I’m going to take off, see you next day.”
  2. ” I’m just took off after breakfast. “

Take off # 4

  • Take off is also used when you don’t go to work.
  • In this usage, the phrasal verb is separable.
  1. ” I’m going to take a holiday off.”
  2. ” Today is my appointment so, can I take one day off.”

Take off # 5

  • Take off is also used to indicate a great success.
  • In this usage, the phrasal verb is not saparable.
  1. ” Last year this company was amazing- the business really took off!”
  2. ” His career has been taking off now.”

Take off # 6

  • Another usage of take off is when we imitate someone.
  • In this usage, the phrasal verb is not separable.
  1. ” She can take off Margaret Thatcher really well sounds just like her.”
  2. ” Professional mimics are expected to be able to take off several famous people.”

Take off # 7

  • The last usage of take off is when a service is with drawn.
  • In this usage, the phrasal verb is not separable.
  1. ” This program was taken off the television.”
  2. ” He was really sad because his show was taken off.”

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