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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. To cut off; as,
to take off the head, or a limb.
3. To destroy; as,
to take off life.
4. To remove; to invalidate; as,
to take off the force of an argument.
5. To withdraw; to call or draw away.
6. To swallow; as,
to take off a glass of wine.
7. To purchase; to take in trade. "The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off."
8. To copy; to reproduce. "Take off all their models in wood."
9. To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
10. To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars than preferments can
11. To discount or deduct (from a price); the dealer
took off twenty percent on remaining toys.
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