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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Takeoff \Take"off`\, Take-off \Take"-off`\, n. 1. An imitation, especially in the way of caricature; -- used with of or on; as, the comedian did a hilarious takeoff on the president. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. The spot at which one takes off; specif., the place from which a jumper rises in leaping. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] The take-off should be selected with great care, and a pit of large dimensions provided on the landing side. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. The beginning of a leap from a surface or a flight into the air, especially the process or event of an airplane leaving the ground and beginning its flight; as, the takeoff of flight CA123 was scheduled for 3:00 PM. [PJC]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "takeoff": A, alpha, anabasis, ascension, ascent, base, basis, beginning, blast-off, boarding, booster rocket, burlesque, caricature, catapult, clamber, climb, climbing, commencement, copying, counterfeiting, creation, cutting edge, dawn, edge, elevation, embarkation, embarkment, emplanement, emulation, enplanement, entrainment, escalade, establishment, fakery, farce, flying start, following, forgery, foundation, fountain, fresh start, ground loop, gush, gyring up, hit-off, hopoff, imitation, impersonation, imposture, impression, increase, institution, jet, jump, jump-off, kick-off, lampoon, leading edge, leap, levitation, line of departure, mimesis, mirroring, mockery, mount, mounting, new departure, oncoming, onomatopoeia, onset, opening, origin, origination, outbreak, outset, outsetting, outstart, parody, pastiche, plagiarism, plagiary, point of departure, port of embarkation, repetition, rise, rising, rocketing up, rotation, running start, saltation, satire, send-off, setoff, setout, setting in motion, setting-up, shooting up, simulation, soaring, spout, spring, spurt, square one, squib, start, start-off, starting, starting gate, starting place, starting point, starting post, surge, take-off, taking off, travesty, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, wicked imitation, zooming