(tk"'n), p. p. of Take.
[1913 Webster]




(?), n. 1. An imitation, especially in the way of caricature; -- used with of or on; as, the comedian did a hilarious takeoff on the president.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

2. The spot at which one takes off; specif., the place from which a jumper rises in leaping.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The take-off should be selected with great care, and a pit of large dimensions provided on the landing side.
Encyc. of Sport.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. The beginning of a leap from a surface or a flight into the air, especially the process or event of an airplane leaving the ground and beginning its flight; as, the takeoff of flight CA123 was scheduled for 3:00 PM.


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