take off

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To imitate, often in a satirical manner.
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They love to take off all the politicians' mannerisms.

Submitted on February 02, 2011

Additional definitions for 'take off':

take offTo remove.
take offTo leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.
take offTo become successful, to flourish.
take offTo depart.
take offTo quantify.
take offTo absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.
take offTo leave unexpectedly, blow the joint, leave in a huff, run out, evacuate, disband, abandon, rush away, fly the coop, jump the rails, jump the gun.
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