lift off

verb
depart from the ground
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The plane took off two hours late

Syn: ↑take off
Derivationally related forms: ↑liftoff, ↑takeoff (for: ↑take off)
Hypernyms:
depart, ↑part, ↑start, ↑start out, ↑set forth, ↑set off, ↑set out, ↑take off
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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The airplane is sure to lift off

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TAKE OFF, become airborne, take to the air, take wing; be launched, blast off.
lift

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lift off
Of a rocket, etc, to take off, be launched
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Main Entry:lift

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ˌlift ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they lift off he/she/it lifts off present participle lifting off past tense lifted off past participle lifted off] phrasal verb
when an aircraft or space vehicle lifts off, it goes up from the ground into the air
Thesaurus: to operate an aircrafthyponym space vehicles and space travelhyponym
Main entry: lift

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(of an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket) rise from the ground or a launch pad, esp. vertically

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lift off [phrasal verb]
of an airplane, rocket, etc. : to rise up from the ground or another surface

planes lifting off from the runway

Thousands of spectators watched as the space shuttle lifted off.

— see also liftoff
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Main Entry:lift

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ˌlift ˈoff derived
(of a rocket or, less frequently, an aircraft) to leave the ground and rise into the air
related noun lift-off
Main entry:liftderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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