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Фразовый глагол недели: to take off

Значения: 1) снимать, сбрасывать, раздеваться

Синонимы: to shed

Пример: When a guy takes off his coat, he's not going to fight. When a guy takes off his wristwatch, watch out! (Al McGuire)

As long as our civilization keeps trundling along generally forwards, then there is the possibility of a future where ethnicity is merely an interesting badge, not a uniform you can't take off. (David Mitchell)

2) взлетать, отрываться от земли, взмывать ввысь

Синонимы: to fly up, to soar, to take wing

Пример: If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what's going on. The one who stays behind may be prey. (Frans de Waal)

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. (Henry Ford)

3) сбавлять, снижать, уменьшать(ся), прекращать(ся), избавлять

Синонимы: to diminish, to decrease, to abate, to cease

Пример: Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. (William Hazlitt)

The flu is very unpredictable when it begins and in how it takes off. (Andrew Davies)

4) стремительно развиваться, приобретать популярность, становить успешным, испытывать бурный рост (популярности, признания), набирать обороты

Синонимы: to thrive, to make a hit, to come in, to spring into popularity

Пример: I've done performances in movies that I was immensely proud of and the movies didn't take off like a rocket at Cape Canaveral, it didn't take off. (Albert Brooks)

Blended-reality technology could play in a limited, walled-garden world, but history suggests that it won't really take off until it offers broad freedom of use. (Jamais Cascio)

5) уничтожать, избавлять(ся), сбрасывать (с себя)

Синонимы: to strip away, to shed, to discard

Пример: If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. (Cesare Pavese)

6) отправляться в путь, срываться с места, бросаться наутек, дать деру

Синонимы: to break away, to flee, to dart off

Пример: I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off. (Denis Johnson)

When I was six years old, my parents put me on a pony and, for some reason, it took off at a run and they had to chase it down. They tell me it was kind of traumatic. (David Schwimmer)

7) подражать, имитировать, копировать, передразнивать

Синонимы: to imitate, to mimic, to make an impression of smb

Пример: Yoga is the most boring exercise. Bikram yoga, where they heat up the room to take off India's climate, is especially stupid. People in India are not skinny because they're doing yoga in 105-degree rooms; they're skinny because there's no food. (Noureen DeWulf)

8) отрубать, ампутировать, удалять

Синонимы: to amputate, to remove

Пример: The turban is an inextricable part of the Sikh identity. Sikhs say you may take off their head but not the turban. (Preneet Kaur)

Проверьте себя: 'Sex and the City' took off because

  1. it was never popular with the viewers.
  2. it portrayed single girls as lepers, as underdogs, as they should have been married by now.
  3. it missed its target audience.

Правильный ответ на нашу предыдущую «проверку» – вариант A.

take off фразовый глагол

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