lift off

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "lift off":
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
when an aircraft or space vehicle lifts off, it goes up from the ground into the air

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