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tak·ing

 (tā′kĭng)
adj.
1. Capturing interest; fetching: a taking smile.
2. Contagious; catching. Used of an infectious disease.
n.
1. The act of one that takes.
2. Something taken, as a catch of fish.
3. Law An action by a government, especially under the power of eminent domain, that deprives a private owner of real property or of the use and enjoyment of that property.
4. takings Informal Receipts, especially of money.

taking

(ˈteɪkɪŋ)
adj
1. charming, fascinating, or intriguing
2. informal infectious; catching
n
3. something taken
4. (Commerce) (plural) receipts; the income earned, taken, or received by a shop, business, etc
ˈtakingly adv
ˈtakingness n

tak•ing

(ˈteɪ kɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of a person or thing that takes.
2. an action by the federal government, as a regulatory ruling, that imposes a restriction on the use of private property for which the owner must be compensated.
3. takings, money earned or gained.
adj.
4. captivating; pleasing: taking ways.
[1300–50]
tak′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taking - the act of someone who picks up or takes something; "the pickings were easy"; "clothing could be had for the taking"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
Adj.1.taking - very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

taking

adjective
Translations

taking

[ˈteɪkɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= attractive) → atractivo
B. N (Mil) [of town] → toma f, conquista f; [of hostages] → toma f
the job's yours for the takingel trabajo es tuyo si lo quieres
the match was theirs for the takingtenían el partido prácticamente ganado

taking

n
it’s yours for the takingdas können Sie (umsonst) haben
takings pl (Comm) → Einnahmen pl
(Mil, of town) → Einnahme f, → Eroberung f
(old: = distress) → Aufregung f, → Erregung f; to be in a takingaufgeregt or erregt sein
adj manners, wayseinnehmend, gewinnend; personsympathisch, anziehend

taking

:
taking away
nWegnahme f
taking over
nÜbernahme f

taking

[ˈteɪkɪŋ] adj (attractive) → accattivante
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