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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 182. The verb phrase today is take

  • off. Okay. We actually have 12 meanings and uses

  • for take off today. So that's a lot. So we're only going to give one example for

  • each one. But it's , it's interesting again. I know a lot of students may know

  • a lot of these , but I'm sure you don't know them all. We got twelve uses and

  • meanings for "take off" today. So let's look at the first one. To decrease or minus or remove

  • from a higher number. So like to deduct lower. I got him to agree to take off an

  • additional 10%. So to lower it. To reduce another 10%. So this would be in business

  • this would be very very common. All right. number two. To rise into the air in

  • flight. Yeah. We hear this all the time. The flight is scheduled to take off at 7

  • p.m. Yeah. Of course, a very common one. Number

  • three here. To increase in activity very quickly to a high degree, especially with

  • sales. We often use this with sales The demand for that item really took off. So

  • the sales increased very quickly right away. So they took off suddenly. It went

  • out very very to a high degree or high level. Okay. Number four. To quickly ... to

  • leave quickly or move away you know, quickly. So he never hangs out after

  • class, he always takes off right away. So again. So he just goes. You don't know

  • where he goes, but he just go somewhere. So he takes off. Number five. Now this one is a

  • little similar. It's to depart but in this case it's to depart for a

  • particular place. So you could take off for somewhere. So this will usually be

  • followed with a " for. " I'm sorry to leave the party early, but I have to take off

  • for work. So you have to leave for work. Maybe you work the night shift. You went

  • to this party . You may be able to go to the early part of the party. But you can't stay all

  • night. You got to leave. You have to go to work still. So you have to take off for

  • work. Okay. Good. Let's see number six here. To physically

  • remove something from oneself or from someone else. Well this one we use every

  • single day. You should take off those wet clothes and put on something comfortable.

  • Yeah. So every day we probably take off our clothes or any accessories. You take

  • off your watch. You take off your shoes. Take off your underwear Take off

  • whatever it is you remove it from your body. So this one is very very common.

  • Okay. Let's continue. To release something. All right. I took off the dogs

  • chain. So he could run around the park. So yeah. He was chained up and now you let

  • him run around. You take off the chain. You're in the park. He's free to run

  • around this area. Okay so you released him. You released him from the chain. Okay.

  • Good. Number eight. Also to increase an

  • activity but not necessarily sales here. The party didn't take off you know, it

  • didn't get more exciting. People weren't moving around and doing something. The

  • party didn't take off until we started playing dance music. So that's when it

  • started to get exciting. That's when people started to do something. They made

  • some activity. Okay. Number nine here. To steal or leave with something without

  • permission. Okay. Good that burglar took off with several famous paintings. Yeah.

  • Maybe this was at a museum. He took off with these items. Of course. He definitely

  • did not ask permission. But if you leave with something without permission , it is kind of the

  • same idea as to steal. You took off with something. You left with something. You

  • didn't if something that you were supposed to ask for but you didn't. So

  • you left with it. You took off with it Okay. Good on number ten here. To remove

  • someone from an activity or an assignment. Okay. Here, so the captain took

  • him off the case. You know, we see this in the movies all the time. Maybe a police

  • captain took a policeman off the case. Maybe for personal reasons or maybe

  • maybe the policeman you know, maybe he knew the person that

  • was being charged or something. But he took them off the case for some reason.

  • All right number 11 here. To not go to work. Yeah, we this all the time. I'm taking

  • two days off for personal reasons. Okay. So you're not going to work for those

  • two days. All right and the last one here. To discontinue something. So you stopped

  • it , especially you know, you don't make it. Or you don't you know carry it or provide it

  • anymore. You know for as a service or an item. Here we say, that item has been

  • taken off the menu. We don't serve it anymore. So maybe you went

  • to the restaurant. You used to order this and say what happened to it ?

  • Oh I'm sorry we took it off the menu. So that means they discontinued it. They

  • don't have it there anymore. You can't get it at this restaurant anymore

  • because they took it off the menu. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's

  • clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

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