lift off meaning

  "lift off" in a sentence
lift off if a space vehicle or plane lifts off, it leaves the ground in order to start a journey:
The space shuttle and its six astronauts will lift off on Sunday at 6.30 am.
The plane lifted off and began to climb steeply.
SIMILAR TO: take off
lift-off n C,U when a space vehicle leaves the ground in order to travel into space:
Ten minutes to lift-off.
They decided they would attempt a lift-off, in spite of the bad weather.

[American slang]
[for a plane or rocket] to move upward, leaving the ground.
  The rocket lifted off exactly on time.


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