take off Intransitive Meaning: start to fly, depart Example: Oh no, I’m going to be late. My plane takes off in thirty minutes!
takesomething off Transitive, Separable Meaning: remove something Example: It is polite to take off your shoes when you enter someone’s house.
Did you know that in China and Japan it is normal for the host to provide slippers for their guests to put on after they take off their shoes? Additionally, when using a restroom, house slippers are taken off and a different pair, just for the restroom should be used.
In Ethiopia, the Orthodox people don’t wear their shoes when they enter a church to show respect to God. In a similar way, Muslim people also take off their shoes when they enter a Mosque.
In the United States, some people prefer to have guests take their shoes off when entering the house. It is always a good idea to ask your host, just in case.
get up Intransitive Meaning: get out of bed Example: I got up early today to study for my exam.
When I was a child I used to sleep walk. I would get up in the middle of the night and roam around the house until my parents heard me and told me to go back to bed. Unlike the movies, sleepwalkers do not walk with their hands extended in front of them. In the morning I would have no recollection of anything. Once I even sleep walked in a hotel! Have you ever sleep walked?
2. Meaning: stand Example: Everyone got up when the judge entered the courtroom.