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verb (past tense took , past participle taken , present participle taking )
1 (often take something down, off or out, etc ) to reach out for and grasp, lift or pull, etc (something chosen or known); to grasp, etc something for use take a book from the shelf .
2 to carry, conduct or lead someone or something to another place Take these dishes to the kitchen This road will take you to the station .
3 to do or perform something take a walk take one's revenge .
4 to get, receive, occupy, obtain, rent or buy something.
5 to agree to have or accept something take advice take office .
6 to accept something as true or valid take her word for it .
7 to adopt or commit oneself to someone or something take a decision .
8 to endure or put up with someone or something cannot take his arrogance .
9 to need or require It will take all day to finish .
10 to use (eg a bus or train) as a means of transport.
11 to make (a written note of something) take the minutes of the meeting .
12 to make (a photographic record); to make a photographic record of someone or something decided to take a few colour slides Shall I take you standing by the bridge?
13 to study or teach (a subject, etc).
14 to remove, use or borrow something without permission.
15 to proceed to occupy something take a seat .
16 to come or derive from something or someone a quotation taken from Camus .
17 to have room to hold or strength to support something The shelf won't take any more books .
18 to consider someone or something as an example.
19 to consider or think of someone or something in a particular way; to mistakenly consider them to be someone or something took her to be a teacher Do you take me for a fool?
20 to capture or win.
21 (usu be taken with someone) to be charmed and delighted by them.
22 to eat or drink take medicine I don't take sugar in coffee .
23 to be in charge or control of something; to run take the meeting .
24 to react to or receive (news, etc) in a specified way.
25 to feel something take pride in one's work .
26 intr (take to someone or something) to develop a liking for them or it.
27 to turn to someone or something for (shelter or refuge, etc).
28 intr (take to something) to turn to it as a remedy or for refuge took to drink after the divorce .
29 intr (take to something) to begin to do it regularly.
30 (also take something away or off) to subtract or remove it.
31 to go down or into something took the first road on the left .
32 to deal with or consider take the first two questions together .
33 intr to have or produce the expected or desired effect The vaccination didn't take .
34 intr said of seeds, etc: to begin to send out roots and grow.
35 to measure take a temperature .
36 intr to become suddenly (ill).
37 to understand I take that to mean he isn't coming .
38 old use to have sexual intercourse with someone.
noun
1 a scene filmed or piece of music recorded during an uninterrupted period of filming or recording.
2 the amount or number taken (eg of fish caught) at one time.
3 the amount of money taken in a shop or business, etc over a particular period of time the day's take .
[Anglo-Saxon tacan ]
take a degree to study for and obtain a university or college degree.
take it to assume I take it you can come .
take it from me you can believe me.
take it out of someone colloq to exhaust their strength or energy.
take it out on someone colloq to vent one's anger or frustration on an innocent person.
take it upon oneself to take responsibility.
take the air old use to go for a walk.
take to the air said of young birds, etc: to start to fly.
take after someone to resemble them in appearance or character.
take against someone to dislike them immediately.
take someone apart to criticize or defeat them severely.
take something apart to separate it into pieces or components.
take someone back
1 to make them remember the past.
2 to receive back a former partner or lover, etc after an estrangement.
take something back
1 to withdraw or retract (a statement or promise).
2 to regain possession of it.
3 to return it to an original or former position.
4 to return (something bought from a shop) for an exchange or refund.
take someone down to make them less powerful or self-important; to humble take him down a peg or two .
take something down
1 to make a written note or record of it.
2 to demolish or dismantle it.
3 to lower it.
take someone in
1 to include them.
2 to give them accommodation or shelter.
3 to deceive or cheat them.
take something in
1 to include it.
2 to understand and remember it.
3 to make (a piece of clothing) smaller.
4 to do (paid work of a specified kind) in one's home take in washing .
5 to include a visit to (a place).
take off
1 said of an aircraft or its passengers: to leave the ground. See also take-off.
2 colloq to depart, especially hurriedly.
3 colloq said of a scheme or product, etc: to become popular and successful and expand quickly.
take someone off
1 to imitate or mimic them, especially for comic effect. See also take-off.
2 (take oneself off) to go away took herself off to Paris for the weekend .
take something off
1 said especially of a piece of clothing: to remove it.
2 to deduct it.
3 to spend (a period of time) away from work on holiday, resting, etc took two days off .
take on colloq to be greatly upset or distraught.
take someone on
1 to give them employment.
2 to challenge or compete with them We took them on at snooker .
take something on
1 to agree to do it; to undertake it.
2 to acquire (a new meaning, quality or appearance, etc).
3 said of an aircraft, ship, etc: to admit (new passengers) or put (a new supply of fuel or cargo, etc) on board.
take someone out
1 to go out with them or escort them in public.
2 slang to kill, defeat or destroy them.
take something out
1 to remove or extract it.
2 to obtain it on application take out a warrant .
take over or take something over to assume control, management or ownership of it. See also takeover.
take someone up to become their patron or supporter.
take something up
1 to lift or raise it.
2 to use or occupy (space or time).
3 to become interested in it and begin to do it take up the violin .
4 (usu be taken up with something) to be absorbed by it.
5 to shorten (a piece of clothing).
6 to resume (a story or account, etc) after a pause.
7 to assume or adopt take up residence in July .
8 to accept (an offer).
take someone up on something
1 to accept their offer, proposal or challenge, etc.
2 to discuss (a point or issue) first raised by them.
take up with someone to become friendly with them; to begin to associate with them.
take something up with someone to discuss it with them.


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