about prepositions

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babygirl said:
what is the difference between put off and take off
  • Put off = postpone
    The concert's been PUT OFF until next month because the singer's got a throat infection.
    Put off = stop liking something or somebody
    I was really PUT OFF by the way he eats with his mouth open.

  • Take off = make great progress
    The software house really TOOK OFF when they produced the latest version of their DTP package.
    Take off = reduce the price of an item
    They've TAKEN ten percent OFF designer frames for glasses.
    Take off = when a plane departs or leaves the ground
    The flight for Dublin TOOK OFF on time.
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henry

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In addition, take off = to leave a place, especially in a hurry(informal)

e.g. When he saw me coming he took off in the opposite direction.


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