Related to betake: betake oneself, forsake


tr.v. be·took (-to͝ok′), be·tak·en (-tā′kən), be·tak·ing, be·takes
1. To cause (oneself) to go or move.
2. Archaic To commit.

[Middle English bitaken : bi-, be- + taken, to take; see take.]


vb (tr) , -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
1. betake oneself to go; move
2. archaic to apply (oneself) to



v.t. -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
1. to cause (oneself) to go.
2. Archaic. to devote (oneself) to.


Past participle: betaken
Gerund: betaking

I betake
you betake
he/she/it betakes
we betake
you betake
they betake
I betook
you betook
he/she/it betook
we betook
you betook
they betook
Present Continuous
I am betaking
you are betaking
he/she/it is betaking
we are betaking
you are betaking
they are betaking
Present Perfect
I have betaken
you have betaken
he/she/it has betaken
we have betaken
you have betaken
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Past Continuous
I was betaking
you were betaking
he/she/it was betaking
we were betaking
you were betaking
they were betaking
Past Perfect
I had betaken
you had betaken
he/she/it had betaken
we had betaken
you had betaken
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I will betake
you will betake
he/she/it will betake
we will betake
you will betake
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Future Perfect
I will have betaken
you will have betaken
he/she/it will have betaken
we will have betaken
you will have betaken
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Future Continuous
I will be betaking
you will be betaking
he/she/it will be betaking
we will be betaking
you will be betaking
they will be betaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been betaking
you have been betaking
he/she/it has been betaking
we have been betaking
you have been betaking
they have been betaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been betaking
you will have been betaking
he/she/it will have been betaking
we will have been betaking
you will have been betaking
they will have been betaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been betaking
you had been betaking
he/she/it had been betaking
we had been betaking
you had been betaking
they had been betaking
I would betake
you would betake
he/she/it would betake
we would betake
you would betake
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Past Conditional
I would have betaken
you would have betaken
he/she/it would have betaken
we would have betaken
you would have betaken
they would have betaken


[bɪˈteɪk] (betook (pt) (betaken (pp))) VT (liter) to betake o.s. todirigirse a, trasladarse a


pret <betook>, ptp <betaken>
vr (old, hum)sich begeben
References in classic literature ?
Then would the tears stand in poor Hepzibah's eyes, or overflow them with a too abundant gush, so that she was fain to betake herself into some corner, lest Clifford should espy her agitation.
Two or three of their number, as I was assured, being gouty and rheumatic, or perhaps bed-ridden, never dreamed of making their appearance at the Custom-House during a large part of the year; but, after a torpid winter, would creep out into the warm sunshine of May or June, go lazily about what they termed duty, and, at their own leisure and convenience, betake themselves to bed again.
Emboldened by this, the Captain reiterated his demand to the rest, but Steelkilt shouted up to him a terrific hint to stop his babbling and betake himself where he belonged.
but supposing the invader of domestic bliss to betake himself away at the first rush of the harem's lord, then is it very diverting to watch that lord.
He commanded the youth to betake himself to the camp.
You need not think that because we chanced to be born of the same parents, I shall suffer you to fasten me down by even the feeblest claim: I can tell you this--if the whole human race, ourselves excepted, were swept away, and we two stood alone on the earth, I would leave you in the old world, and betake myself to the new.
Wragge's customary drowsiness after fatigue of any kind overcame her, and she received her husband s orders to leave the room (taking care that she left it "up at heel"), and to betake herself (strictly in the character of Mrs.
Forsake me not thus, ADAM, witness Heav'n What love sincere, and reverence in my heart I beare thee, and unweeting have offended, Unhappilie deceav'd; thy suppliant I beg, and clasp thy knees; bereave me not, Whereon I live, thy gentle looks, thy aid, Thy counsel in this uttermost distress, My onely strength and stay: forlorn of thee, Whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
But there is no end to lamentation, when we betake ourselves to such subjects.
What you ask is impossible," she answered; "but stay here with me instead, and we can be happy, and all you will have to do is to betake yourself to the forest every tenth day, when I am expecting my master the genius.
To these recesses the Agaus betake themselves when they are driven out of the plain, where it is almost impossible to find them, and certain ruin to pursue them.
It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used to this business of adventures; those are giants; and if thou art afraid, away with thee out of this and betake thyself to prayer while I engage them in fierce and unequal combat.