a taking or setting off; the leaving of the ground, as in leaping or in beginning a flight in an airplane.
a taking off from a starting point, as in beginning a race.
the place or point at which a person or thing takes off.
a humorous or satirical imitation; burlesque.
Machinery. a shaft geared to a main shaft for running auxiliary machinery.
a branch connection to a pipe, electric line, etc.
take no shit
- Take offense
Feel resentment or emotional pain, as in I didn’t realize he’d take offense when he wasn’t invited. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Take office
Assume an official position or employment, as in The new chair takes office after the first of the year. [ Mid-1800s ]
- Take on faith
see: on faith
- Take on oneself
see: take it upon oneself