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take

 (tāk)
v. took (to͝ok), tak·en (tā′kən), tak·ing, takes
v.tr.
1. To get into one's hands, control, or possession, especially:
a. To grasp or grip: take your partner's hand.
b. To capture physically; seize: take an enemy fortress.
c. To seize with authority or legal right: The town took the land by eminent domain.
d. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
e. Sports To catch or receive (a ball or puck): The player took the pass on the fly.
f. Sports & Games To acquire in a game or competition; win: took the crown in horse racing.
g. Sports & Games To defeat: Our team took the visitors three to one.
h. To engage in sex with.
2. To remove or cause to be absent, especially:
a. To remove with the hands or an instrument: I took the dishes from the sink. The dentist took two molars.
b. To cause to die; kill or destroy: The blight took these tomatoes.
c. To subtract: If you take 10 from 30, you get 20.
d. To exact: The storm took its toll.
3. To affect in a strong or sudden manner as if by capturing, as:
a. To deal a blow to; strike or hit: The boxer took his opponent a sharp jab to the ribs.
b. To delight or captivate: She was taken by the puppy.
c. To catch or affect with a particular action: Your remark took me by surprise.
4.
a. To carry in one's possession: Don't forget to take your umbrella. See Usage Note at bring.
b. To convey by transportation: This bus will take you to Dallas.
c. To lead or cause to go along to another place: The guide took us to the waterfall.
d. To be as a path or course for; provide a way for: The trail takes you to the lake.
5. To receive into or on the body, as:
a. To put (food or drink, for example) into the body; eat or drink: took a little soup for dinner.
b. To draw in; inhale: took a deep breath.
c. To expose one's body to (healthful or pleasurable treatment, for example): take the sun; take the waters at a spa.
6. To make use of or select for use, as:
a. To move into or assume occupancy of: She took a seat by the fireplace. The team took the field.
b. To choose for one's own use; avail oneself of the use of: We took a room in the cheaper hotel.
c. To require the use of (something): It takes money to live in this town. This camera takes 35-millimeter film.
d. To use or require (time): It only takes a few minutes to wash the car.
e. To use (something) as a means of conveyance or transportation: take a train to Pittsburgh.
f. To use (something) as a means of safety or refuge: take shelter from the storm.
g. To choose and then adopt (a particular route or direction) while on foot or while operating a vehicle: Take a right at the next corner. I downshifted to take the corner.
7.
a. To undertake, make, or perform: take a walk; take a decision.
b. To perceive or become aware of by one of the senses: took a quick look at the sky; took a smell of the spices.
c. To commit and apply oneself to the study of: take art lessons; take Spanish.
d. To study for with success: took a degree in law.
8. To accept, receive, or assume, as:
a. To accept (something owed, offered, or given) either reluctantly or willingly: take a bribe.
b. To allow to come in; give access or admission to; admit: The boat took a lot of water but remained afloat.
c. To provide room for; accommodate: We can't take more than 100 guests.
d. To become saturated or impregnated with (dye, for example).
e. To submit to (something inflicted); undergo or suffer: didn't take his punishment well.
f. To put up with; endure or tolerate: I've had about all I can take from them.
g. To receive into a particular relation or association, as into one's care or keeping: They plan to take a new partner into the firm. We took the dog for a week.
h. To assume for oneself: take all the credit.
i. To agree to undertake or engage in (a task or duty, for example): She took the position of chair of the committee.
j. Baseball To refrain from swinging at (a pitched ball).
k. To be affected with; catch: The child took the flu.
l. To be hit or penetrated by: took a lot of punches; took a bullet in the leg.
m. To withstand: The dam took the heavy flood waters.
n. To require or have as a fitting or proper accompaniment: Transitive verbs take a direct object.
9.
a. To accept as true; believe: I'll take your word that he's telling the truth.
b. To impose upon oneself; subject oneself to: take a vow.
c. To follow or adhere to (advice or a suggestion, for example).
d. To accept or adopt as one's own: take a stand on an issue; take an interest in local history.
e. To regard or consider in a particular relation or from a particular viewpoint: We must take the bitter with the sweet. Take the matter as settled.
f. To understand or interpret: May I take your smile as an indication of approval?
g. To consider to be equal to; reckon: We take their number at 1,000.
h. To perceive or feel; experience: I took a dislike to my neighbor's intrusions.
10.
a. To obtain from a source; derive or draw: This book takes its title from the Bible.
b. To obtain, as through measurement or a specified procedure: took the patient's temperature.
c. To write or make a record of, especially in shorthand or cursive writing: take a letter; take notes.
d. To create (an image, likeness, or representation), as by photography: took a picture of us.
e. To include or distribute (a charge) in a financial record.
11. Informal To swindle, defraud, or cheat: You've really been taken.
v.intr.
1.
a. To get something into one's possession; acquire possession: The invaders took and took, until they had everything.
b. To accept or receive something: When it comes to advice, you take but you never give.
2.
a. To have the intended effect; operate or work: The skin graft took.
b. To start growing; root or germinate: Have the seeds taken?
c. To engage or mesh; catch, as gears or other mechanical parts.
d. To gain popularity or favor: The television series never took and was later canceled.
e. Regional To begin or engage in an activity: He took and threw the money in the river.
3. To become: He took sick.
n.
1.
a. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
b. The number of fish, game birds, or other animals killed or captured at one time.
2.
a. A scene filmed without interrupting the run of the camera.
b. A recording made in a single session.
3.
a. A physical reaction, such as a rash, indicating a successful vaccination.
b. A successful graft.
4.
a. An attempt or a try: He got the answer on the third take.
b. An interpretation or assessment, as of an event: The mayor was asked for her take on the judge's decision.
Phrasal Verbs:
take after
1. To follow as an example: John takes after his grandfather.
2. To resemble in appearance, temperament, or character.
3. To pursue hastily: The store owner took after the thief.
take apart
1. To divide into parts; disassemble or dismantle.
2. To dissect or analyze (a theory, for example), usually in an effort to discover hidden or innate flaws or weaknesses.
3. Slang To beat up or defeat soundly; thrash.
take back
To retract (something stated or written).
take down
1. To bring to a lower position from a higher one.
2. To take apart; dismantle: take down the Christmas tree.
3. To lower the arrogance or the self-esteem of (a person): really took him down during the debate.
4. To put down in writing: take down a letter.
take for
1. To regard as: Do you take me for a fool?
2. To consider mistakenly: Don't take silence for approval.
take in
1. To receive (an amount of money), as from a business venture: The box office took in $30,000 in an hour.
2.
a. To grant admittance to; receive as a guest or an employee.
b. To accept (work) to be done in one's house for pay: took in typing.
3.
a. To reduce in size; make smaller or shorter: took in the waist on the pair of pants.
b. To make (a garment) smaller by tailoring.
c. Nautical To furl (a sail).
4. To include or encompass: The tour takes in every site worth seeing.
5.
a. To attend or experience: took in a movie; took in the sites.
b. To understand: couldn't take in the meaning of the word.
6. To deceive or swindle: was taken in by a confidence artist.
7. To convey (a prisoner) to a police station.
take off
1. To remove, as clothing: take one's coat off; take off one's shoes.
2. To release: took the brake off.
3. To deduct as a discount: took 20 percent off.
4. To discontinue: took off the commuter special.
5. To spend (time) away from work or an activity: I'm taking off three days in May. I took last week off and now I have a lot of work to do.
6.
a. To go or leave: took off in pursuit of the robber.
b. To rise into the air or begin flight: The plane took off on time.
c. To achieve success or popularity: a new movie that really took off.
take on
1.
a. To undertake or begin to handle: took on extra responsibilities.
b. To oppose in competition: a wrestler who took on all comers.
2. To hire; engage: took on more workers during the harvest.
3. To assume or acquire as one's own: Over the years he has taken on a doleful look.
4. To display violent or passionate emotion: Don't take on so!
take out
1.
a. To extract or remove: took the splinter out.
b. Slang To kill: gangsters plotting to take out their rivals.
c. Slang To destroy, as in an armed attack: The bombers took out the radio station.
2. To secure by application to an authority: take out a mortgage; take out a marriage license.
3. Informal To escort, as a date.
4. To give vent to: Don't take your frustration out in such an aggressive manner.
5. To obtain as an equivalent in a different form: took out the money owed in services.
6. Informal To begin a course; set out: The police took out after the thieves.
7. Nautical To land a small boat and remove it from the water: The canoeists took out above the rapids.
take over
1. To assume control, management, or responsibility: I'm taking over while the supervisor is on vacation.
2. To assume the control or management of or the responsibility for: She took over the job after he left.
3. To become dominant: Our defense took over in the second half of the game.
4. To do (an action or a play in a game) again when the first performance has been discounted or is under dispute.
take to
1. To have recourse to; go to, as for safety: took to the woods.
2. To develop as a habit or a steady practice: take to drink.
3. To become fond of or attached to: "Two keen minds that they are, they took to each other" (Jack Kerouac).
take up
1. To raise; lift.
2. To absorb or adsorb; draw up or incorporate: crops taking up nutrients.
3.
a. To begin again; resume: Let's take up where we left off.
b. To develop an interest in or enter into: take up mountain climbing; take up engineering.
c. To accept (an option, bet, or challenge) as offered.
d. To deal with: Let's take up each problem one at a time.
e. To assume: took up a friendly attitude.
4.
a. To use up, consume, or occupy: The extra duties took up most of my time. The bed took up half of the room.
b. To establish (residence).
5. To reduce in size; shorten or tighten: take up a gown; take up the slack.
Idioms:
on the take Informal
Taking or seeking to take bribes or illegal income: "There were policemen on the take" (Scott Turow).
take a bath Informal
To experience serious financial loss: "Small investors who latched on to hot new issues took a bath in Wall Street" (Paul A. Samuelson).
take account of
To take into consideration.
take away from
To detract from: Drab curtains took away from the otherwise lovely room.
take care
To be careful: Take care or you will slip on the ice.
take care of
To assume responsibility for the maintenance, support, or treatment of.
take charge
To assume control or command.
take effect
1. To become operative, as under law or regulation: The curfew takes effect at midnight.
2. To produce the desired reaction: The antibiotics at last began to take effect.
take exception
To express opposition by argument; object to: took exception to the prosecutor's line of questioning.
take five/ten Slang
To take a short rest or break, as of five or ten minutes.
take for granted
1. To consider as true, real, or forthcoming; anticipate correctly.
2. To underestimate the value of: a publisher who took the editors for granted.
take heart
To be confident or courageous.
take hold
1. To seize, as by grasping.
2. To become established: The newly planted vines quickly took hold.
take it
1. To understand; assume: As I take it, they won't accept the proposal.
2. Informal To endure abuse, criticism, or other harsh treatment: If you can dish it out, you've got to learn to take it.
take it on the chin Slang
To endure punishment, suffering, or defeat.
take it or leave it
To accept or reject unconditionally.
take it out on Informal
To abuse (someone) in venting one's own anger.
take kindly to
1. To be receptive to: take kindly to constructive criticism.
2. To be naturally attracted or fitted to; thrive on.
take lying down Informal
To submit to harsh treatment with no resistance: refused to take the snub lying down.
take notice of
To pay attention to.
take (one's) breath away
To put into a state of awe or shock.
take (one's) time
To act slowly or at one's leisure.
take place
To happen; occur.
take root
1. To become established or fixed.
2. To become rooted.
take shape
To take on a distinctive form.
take sick
Chiefly Southern US To become ill.
take sides
To associate with and support a particular faction, group, cause, or person.
take stock
1. To take an inventory.
2. To make an estimate or appraisal, as of resources or of oneself.
take stock in
To trust, believe in, or attach importance to.
take the bench Law
1. To become a judge.
2. To preside in court: The judge took the bench to hear the plaintiff's motion.
take the cake
1. To be the most outrageous or disappointing.
2. To win the prize; be outstanding.
take the count
1. To be defeated.
2. Sports To be counted out in boxing.
take the fall/hit Slang
To incur blame or censure, either willingly or unwillingly: a senior official who took the fall for the failed intelligence operation.
take the floor
To rise to deliver a formal speech, as to an assembly.
take the heat Slang
To incur and endure heavy censure or criticism: had a reputation for being able to take the heat in a crisis.
take to the cleaners Slang
To take all the money or possessions of, especially by outsmarting or swindling.
take up for
To support (a person or group, for example) in an argument.
take up the cudgels
To join in a dispute, especially in defense of a participant.
take up with Informal
To begin to associate with; consort with: took up with a fast crowd.

[Middle English taken, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka.]

tak′a·ble adj.

take out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to extract or remove
2. to obtain or secure (a licence, patent, etc) from an authority
3. to go out with; escort: George is taking Susan out next week.
4. (Bridge) bridge to bid a different suit from (one's partner) in order to rescue him from a difficult contract
5. slang to kill or destroy
6. informal Austral to win, esp in sport: he took out the tennis championship.
7. take it out of take a lot out of informal to sap the energy or vitality of
8. take out on informal to vent (anger, frustration, etc) on (esp an innocent person)
9. take someone out of himself informal to make someone forget his anxieties, problems, etc
adj
10. (Bridge) bridge of or designating a conventional informatory bid, asking one's partner to bid another suit
11. (Cookery) US and Canadian sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeout meal.
12. (Cookery) US and Canadian sold for consumption away from the premises on which it is prepared: a takeout meal.
13. (Cookery) preparing and selling food for consumption away from the premises: a takeout Indian restaurant.
n
14. (Cookery) a shop or restaurant that sells such food: let's go to the Chinese takeout.
15. (Cookery) a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant: we'll have a takeout tonight to save cooking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.take out - cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
clear - remove (people) from a building; "clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"
call in - take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player
estrange - remove from customary environment or associations; "years of boarding school estranged the child from her home"
2.take out - remove from its packingtake out - remove from its packing; "unpack the presents"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
get out, bring out - take out of a container or enclosed space; "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!"
unbox - remove from a box; "unbox the presents"
break out - take from stowage in preparation for use
uncrate - remove from the crate; "uncrate the glassed carefully!"
3.take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
bus - remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
obliterate, wipe out, kill - mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
cross off, cross out, strike off, strike out, mark - remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
delete, erase - wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
cart away, cart off, haul away, haul off - take away by means of a vehicle; "They carted off the old furniture"
4.take out - obtain by legal or official process; "take out a license"; "take out a patent"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
5.take out - make a datetake out - make a date; "Has he asked you out yet?"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
6.take out - remove something from a container or an enclosed space
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
pulp - remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
7.take out - purchase prepared food to be eaten at home
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
8.take out - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)take out - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
cheque, check out - withdraw money by writing a check
dip - take a small amount from; "I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"
hive off, divert - withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
overdraw - draw more money from than is available; "She overdrew her account"
tap - draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
disinvest, divest - reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); "The company decided to divest"; "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"; "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"
9.take out - bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
pull - take away; "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out, pull - remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
unsheathe - draw from a sheath or scabbard; "the knight unsheathed his sword"
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
10.take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
milk - take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked every morning"
pump - draw or pour with a pump
siphon, siphon off, syphon - convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
sluice - draw through a sluice; "sluice water"
tap - draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
suck - draw something in by or as if by a vacuum; "Mud was sucking at her feet"
rack - draw off from the lees; "rack wine"
deglycerolise, deglycerolize - remove from glycerol
pull out, draw, get out, pull, take out - bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
draw off, take out, withdraw, draw - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
draw - allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
11.take out - remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
wring out, squeeze out - extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing; "wring out the washcloth"
demodulate - extract information from a modulated carrier wave
thread - remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded"
pull out, draw, get out, pull, take out - bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
12.take out - buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food; "We'll take out pizza, since I am too tired to cook"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
13.take out - take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
14.take out - prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
elide - leave or strike out; "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"

take

verb
1. To obtain possession or control of:
Slang: cop.
2. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase:
Informal: bag.
Slang: nail.
3. To become affected with a disease:
4. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:
catch, hit on (or upon), surprise.
Informal: hit.
5. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
6. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
Informal: pull.
7. To cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach:
8. To admit to one's possession, presence, or awareness:
9. To engage in sexual relations with:
10. To receive (something given or offered) willingly and gladly.Also used with up:
11. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right:
12. To go aboard (a means of transport):
13. To have as a need or prerequisite:
14. To obtain from another source:
15. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
16. To perform a function effectively:
17. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
18. To understand in a particular way:
19. To cause to come along with oneself:
20. To move (something) from a position occupied:
21. To take away (a quantity) from another quantity.Also used with off:
Informal: knock off.
22. Informal. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: chisel, flimflam, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
phrasal verb
take after
To be similar to, as in appearance:
Chiefly Regional: favor.
phrasal verb
take away
To move (something) from a position occupied:
phrasal verb
take back
1. To occupy or take again:
2. To send, put, or carry back to a former location:
3. To disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally:
phrasal verb
take down
1. To cause to descend:
2. To take (something) apart:
phrasal verb
take in
1. To allow admittance, as to a group:
3. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Informal: savvy.
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
4. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
phrasal verb
take off
1. To take from one's own person:
2. To move (something) from a position occupied:
3. Slang. To move or proceed away from a place:
Slang: blow, split.
4. To rise up in flight:
lift (off).
phrasal verb
take on
1. To take upon oneself:
3. To obtain the use or services of:
Idiom: put on the payroll.
4. To enter into conflict with:
Idiom: do battle with.
5. Informal. To worry over trifles:
6. To take, as another's idea, and make one's own:
phrasal verb
take out
1. To move (something) from a position occupied:
2. Informal. To be with another person socially on a regular basis:
phrasal verb
take over
1. To seize and move into by force:
2. To take upon oneself:
3. To free from a specific duty by acting as a substitute:
phrasal verb
take to
To find agreeable:
Chiefly British: conceit.
phrasal verb
take up
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To begin or go on after an interruption:
3. To be occupied or concerned with:
5. To take in (moisture or liquid):
6. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally:
Informal: soak (up).
7. To take, as another's idea, and make one's own:
noun
1. The amount of money collected as admission, especially to a sporting event:
2. Slang. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Archaic: assay.