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To absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.

He decided to let his mother take a night off from cooking, so he took her and his siblings out to dinner.

Additional definitions for 'take off':

take offTo remove.
take offTo imitate, often in a satirical manner.
take offTo leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.
take offTo become successful, to flourish.
take offTo depart.
take offTo quantify.
take offTo leave unexpectedly, blow the joint, leave in a huff, run out, evacuate, disband, abandon, rush away, fly the coop, jump the rails, jump the gun.
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