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, coat or other article of clothing; to take off a coat of paint from a surface.
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2. To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb.
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3. To destroy; as, to take off life.
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4. To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of an argument.
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5. To withdraw; to call or draw away. Locke.
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6. To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine.
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7. To purchase; to take in trade. "The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off." Locke.
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8. To copy; to reproduce. "Take off all their models in wood." Addison.
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9. To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
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10. To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars than preferments can take off. [R.] Bacon.
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11. To discount or deduct (from a price); the dealer took off twenty percent on remaining toys.
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