take sth off

take sth off
UK US take sth off
Phrasal Verb with take({{}}/teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
WORKPLACE to have a period of time away from work: »

After the business trip she took a few days off.

»

I am definitely looking forward to taking some time off.

FINANCE to reduce a price by a particular amount: »

Being too near a train track could take thousands off the price of a house.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • head sth off — UK US head sth off Phrasal Verb with head({{}}/hed/ verb ► to take action to stop something from happening: »The Federal Reserve was accused of failing to head off a crisis in home mortgages. »head off recession/inflation/legislation, etc …   Financial and business terms

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