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lift-off

[′lif‚tȯf]
(aerospace engineering)
The action of a rocket vehicle as it leaves its launch pad in a vertical ascent.
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LINE-UP An array of balloons on the ground preparing for lift-off
A chunk of insulation foam had broken off the external tank on lift-off and punched a hole in the vehicle's wing.
Motsenbocker lift-offs for food, beverage, grease, ink, and other hard stains.