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Takeoff   /tˈeɪkˌɔf/   Listen
Takeoff

noun
1.
A departure; especially of airplanes.
2.
The initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne.
3.
A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way.  Synonyms: burlesque, charade, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, travesty.
4.
Humorous or satirical mimicry.  Synonyms: mockery, parody.



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"Takeoff" Quotes from Famous Books



... takeoff. Degree lines from the four stations around Fullerton were crossed on the map long before Solomon reached his back door. By the time bedroom lights were out and covers under his bristly chin, a task force of quiet men was ...
— Solomon's Orbit • William Carroll



Words linked to "Takeoff" :   ascent, leaving, take off, rise, going, rising, imitation, ascension, apery, departure, caricature, mimicry, going away, impersonation



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