takeoff
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takeoff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aviation)
a. el despegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Passengers, we are ready for takeoff.Pasajeros, estamos listos para el despegue.
The flight attendant asked the passengers to prepare for takeoff.La azafata pidió a los pasajeros que se prepararan para el despegue.
b. el decolaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Our takeoff is scheduled for 5 pm from DFW.El decolaje está programado para las 5 pm del aeropuerto de Dallas.
2. (commerce)
a. el despegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The takeoff of the transportation sector this quarter is an indicator of a recovery.El despegue del sector de transporte este trimestre es un indicador de recuperación.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(imitation)
a. la parodia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The comedian did a takeoff of a famous actor with an empty chair on the stage.El comediante hizo una parodia de un actor famoso con una silla vacía en el escenario.
b. la imitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My sister was embarrassed when my mom caught her doing a takeoff of our grandmother.Le dio vergüenza a mi hermana cuando mi mamá la sorprendió haciendo una imitación de nuestra abuela.
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takeoff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (imitation)
a. la imitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to do a takeoff of somebodyimitar a alguien
2. (of plane, economy)
a. el despegue
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. el decolaje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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takeoff [ˈteɪkɒf]
noun
1 (Aer) (Economics) despegue (m)
2 (imitation) imitación (f); parodia (f)
3 (Mec)
power takeoff toma (f) de fuerza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "takeoff"
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delayed: awaiting takeoff
retrasado: esperando despegue
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