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the opposite of bring: Take me home with you.
Not to be confused with:
bring – to carry, convey, or conduct: I will bring my friend with me when I come.
fetch – to go, get, and bring back: My cat plays fetch.
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v. took (to͝ok), tak·en (tā′kən), tak·ing, takes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
a. A scene filmed without interrupting the run of the camera.
b. A recording made in a single session.
3. A performer's reaction, especially to a specific situation or remark, as part of a comedy routine. Often used in combination: a double-take.
a. A physical reaction, such as a rash, indicating a successful vaccination.
b. A successful graft.
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. To grant admittance to; receive as a guest or an employee. To accept (work) to be done in one's house for pay: took in typing.
3. To reduce in size; make smaller or shorter: took in the waist on the pair of pants. To make (a garment) smaller by tailoring.Nautical To furl (a sail).
4. To include or encompass: The tour takes in every site worth seeing.
5. To attend or experience: took in a movie; took in the sites. 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. To go or leave: took off in pursuit of the robber. To rise into the air or begin flight: The plane took off on time. To achieve success or popularity: a new movie that really took off.
take on
1. To undertake or begin to handle: took on extra responsibilities. 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. To extract or remove: took the splinter out.Slang To kill: gangsters plotting to take out their rivals.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. To begin again; resume: Let's take up where we left off. To develop an interest in or enter into: take up mountain climbing; take up engineering. To accept (an option, bet, or challenge) as offered. To deal with: Let's take up each problem one at a time. To assume: took up a friendly attitude.
4. To use up, consume, or occupy: The extra duties took up most of my time. The bed took up half of the room. To establish (residence).
5. To reduce in size; shorten or tighten: take up a gown; take up the slack.
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.
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vb (mainly tr) , takes, taking, took or taken
1. (also intr) to gain possession of (something) by force or effort
2. to appropriate or steal: to take other people's belongings.
3. to receive or accept into a relationship with oneself: to take a wife.
4. to pay for or buy
5. to rent or lease: to take a flat in town.
6. to receive or obtain by regular payment: we take a newspaper every day.
7. to obtain by competing for; win: to take first prize.
8. to obtain or derive from a source: he took his good manners from his older brother.
9. to assume the obligations of: to take office.
10. to endure, esp with fortitude: to take punishment.
11. to adopt as a symbol of duty, obligation, etc: to take the veil.
12. to receive or react to in a specified way: she took the news very well.
13. to adopt as one's own: to take someone's part in a quarrel.
14. to receive and make use of: to take advice.
15. to receive into the body, as by eating, inhaling, etc: to take a breath.
16. to eat, drink, etc, esp habitually: to take sugar in one's tea.
17. to have or be engaged in for one's benefit or use: to take a rest.
18. to work at or study: to take economics at college.
19. to make, do, or perform (an action): to take a leap.
20. to make use of: to take an opportunity.
21. to put into effect; adopt: to take measures.
22. (Photography) (also intr) to make a photograph of or admit of being photographed
23. (Theatre) to act or perform: she takes the part of the Queen.
24. to write down or copy: to take notes.
25. to experience or feel: to take pride in one's appearance; to take offence.
26. to consider, believe, or regard: I take him to be honest.
27. to consider or accept as valid: I take your point.
28. to hold or maintain in the mind: his father took a dim view of his career.
29. to deal or contend with: the tennis champion took her opponent's best strokes without difficulty.
30. to use as a particular case: take hotels for example.
31. (often foll by: from) to diminish or detract: the actor's bad performance took from the effect of the play.
32. to confront successfully: the horse took the jump at the third attempt.
33. (intr) to have or produce the intended effect; succeed: her vaccination took; the glue is taking well.
34. (Horticulture) (intr) (of seeds, plants, etc) to start growing successfully
35. to aim or direct: he took a swipe at his opponent.
36. to deal a blow to in a specified place
37. archaic to have sexual intercourse with
38. to carry off or remove from a place
39. to carry along or have in one's possession: don't forget to take your umbrella.
40. to convey or transport: the train will take us out of the city.
41. to use as a means of transport: I shall take the bus.
42. to conduct or lead: this road takes you to the station.
43. to escort or accompany: may I take you out tonight?.
44. to bring or deliver to a state, position, etc: his ability took him to the forefront in his field.
45. to go to look for; seek: to take cover.
46. to ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc: to take a pulse; take a reading from a dial.
47. (intr) (of a mechanism) to catch or engage (a part)
48. to put an end to; destroy: she took her own life.
49. to come upon unexpectedly; discover
50. to contract: he took a chill.
51. to affect or attack: the fever took him one night.
52. (Medicine) (copula) to become suddenly or be rendered (ill): he took sick; he was taken sick.
53. (also intr) to absorb or become absorbed by something: to take a polish.
54. (usually passive) to charm or captivate: she was very taken with the puppy.
55. (intr) to be or become popular; win favour
56. to require or need: this job will take a lot of attention; that task will take all your time.
57. to subtract or deduct: to take six from ten leaves four.
58. to hold or contain: the suitcase won't take all your clothes.
59. to quote or copy: he has taken several paragraphs from the book for his essay.
60. to proceed to occupy: to take a seat.
61. (often foll by to) to use or employ: to take steps to ascertain the answer.
62. (Games, other than specified) to win or capture (a trick, counter, piece, etc)
63. (also intr) to catch as prey or catch prey
64. slang to cheat, deceive, or victimize
65. take amiss to be annoyed or offended by
66. take at one's word See word17
67. take care to pay attention; be heedful
68. take care of to assume responsibility for; look after
69. take chances take a chance to behave in a risky manner
70. take five informal chiefly US and Canadian to take a break of five minutes
71. take heart to become encouraged
72. take it
a. to assume; believe: I take it you'll be back later.
b. informal to stand up to or endure criticism, abuse, harsh treatment, etc
73. take one's time to use as much time as is needed; not rush
74. take place to happen or occur
75. take someone's name in vain
a. to use a name, esp of God, disrespectfully or irreverently
b. jocular to say (someone's) name
76. take something upon oneself to assume the right to do or responsibility for (something)
77. the act of taking
78. (Hunting) the number of quarry killed or captured on one occasion
79. (Commerce) informal chiefly US the amount of anything taken, esp money
80. (Film) films music
a. one of a series of recordings from which the best will be selected for release
b. the process of taking one such recording
c. a scene or part of a scene photographed without interruption
81. (Medicine) informal
a. any objective indication of a successful vaccination, such as a local skin reaction
b. a successful skin graft
82. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a part of an article, story, etc, given to a compositor or keyboard operator for setting in type
83. informal a try or attempt
84. informal chiefly US a version or interpretation: Cronenberg's harsh take on the sci-fi story.
[Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; related to Gothic tekan to touch]
ˈtakable, ˈtakeable adj


NZ a topic or cause
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v. took, tak•en, tak•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to get into one's hands or possession by voluntary action: Take the book, please.
2. to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a child by the hand.
3. to get into one's possession or control by force or artifice: took the bone from the snarling dog.
4. to seize or capture: to take a prisoner.
5. to catch or get (fish, game, etc.), esp. by killing.
6. to pick from a number; select.
7. to receive and accept willingly (something given or offered): to take a bribe.
8. to receive or be the recipient of: to take first prize.
9. to accept and act upon or comply with: Take my advice.
10. to receive or accept (a person) into some relation: to take someone in marriage.
11. to receive or react to in a specified manner: She took his death hard.
12. to receive as a payment or charge.
13. to get or obtain from a source; derive: The book takes its title from Dante.
14. to extract or quote.
15. to obtain or exact as compensation for a wrong: to take revenge.
16. to receive into the body, as by swallowing or inhaling: to take a pill; to take a deep breath.
17. to have for one's benefit or use: to take a nap; to take a bath.
18. to use as a flavoring agent: to take sugar in one's coffee.
19. to be subjected to; undergo: to take a rest cure.
20. to endure or submit to with equanimity or without weakening: unable to take punishment.
21. to enter into the enjoyment of: Let's take a vacation.
22. to carry off without permission; steal: to take someone's wallet.
23. to remove: to take a coat from the closet.
24. to remove by death: The flood took many victims.
25. to subtract or deduct: to take 2 from 5.
26. to carry with one: Are you taking an umbrella?
27. to convey or transport: We took them for a drive.
28. to serve as a means of conducting: These stairs take you to the attic.
29. to bring about a change in the condition of: Her talent took her to the top.
30. to escort or accompany.
31. to attempt or succeed in getting over, through, or around; clear; negotiate: The horse took the fence easily.
32. to come upon suddenly; catch: to take a thief by surprise.
33. to attack or affect with or as if with a disease: taken with a fit of laughter.
34. to be capable of attaining as a result of some action or treatment: This leather takes a high polish.
35. to absorb or become impregnated with; be susceptible to: The cloth will not take a dye.
36. to require: It takes courage to do that.
37. to employ for some purpose: to take measures to curb drugs.
38. to use as a means of transportation: to take the bus to work.
39. to proceed to occupy: Take a seat.
40. to fill (time, space, etc.); occupy: His hobby takes most of his spare time.
41. to use up; consume: It took ten minutes to solve the problem.
42. to avail oneself of: I took the opportunity to leave.
43. to do, perform, execute, etc.: to take a walk.
44. to go into or enter: Take the road to the left.
45. to adopt and enter upon (a way, course, etc.): to take the path of least resistance.
46. to act or perform: to take the part of the hero.
47. to make (a reproduction, picture, or photograph): to take home movies.
48. to make a picture, esp. a photograph, of: The photographer took us sitting down.
49. to write down: to take notes.
50. to apply oneself to; study: to take a history course.
51. to deal with; treat: to take a matter under consideration.
52. to assume or undertake (a function, duty, etc.): The mayor took office last month.
53. to assume or adopt (a symbol, badge, etc.) as a token of office: to take the veil.
54. to assume the obligation of; be bound by: to take an oath.
55. to assume or adopt as one's own: to take someone's side in an argument.
56. to accept the burden of: to take the blame.
57. to determine by inquiry, examination, measurement, etc.: to take someone's pulse; to take a census.
58. to have or experience (a feeling or state of mind): to take pride in one's appearance.
59. to form and hold in the mind: to take a gloomy view.
60. to grasp or apprehend mentally; understand: Do you take my meaning?
61. to understand in a specified way: Don't take the remark as an insult.
62. to accept the statements of: She took him at his word.
63. to assume as a fact: I take it that you won't be there.
64. to regard or consider: They were taken to be wealthy.
65. to consider as an example: Take the French Revolution.
66. to capture or win (a piece, trick, etc.) in a game.
67. Informal. to cheat, swindle, or victimize: The museum got taken on that painting.
68. to win or obtain money from: He took me for $10 in the poker game.
69. to have sexual intercourse with.
70. to be used with (a certain grammatical form, accent, case, etc.): a verb that takes an object.
71. Law. to acquire (property), as on the happening of a particular event.
72. (of a baseball batter) to allow (a pitch) to go by without swinging at it.
73. to catch or engage, as a mechanical device.
74. to strike root or begin to grow, as a plant.
75. to adhere, as ink, dye, or color.
76. to win favor or acceptance.
77. to have the intended result or effect: The vaccination took.
78. to enter into possession, as of an estate.
79. to detract (usu. fol. by from).
80. to make one's way; proceed; go: to take across the meadow.
81. to fall or become: to take sick.
82. to admit of being photographed in a particular manner.
83. take after,
a. to resemble (another person, as a parent).
b. to follow or chase.
84. take apart,
a. to disassemble: to take a clock apart.
b. to criticize severely; attack.
c. to examine or analyze closely; dissect.
85. take back,
a. to regain possession of.
b. to return, as for exchange.
c. to allow to return; resume a relationship with.
d. to cause to remember: It takes me back to the old days.
e. to retract: to take back a statement.
86. take down,
a. to write down; record.
b. to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble: to take someone down a peg.
87. take in,
a. to alter (a garment) so as to make smaller or tighter.
b. to provide lodging for.
c. to include; encompass.
d. to grasp the meaning of; comprehend.
e. to deceive; trick; cheat.
f. to observe; notice.
g. to visit or attend: to take in a show.
h. to furl (a sail).
i. to receive as proceeds, as from business activity.
88. take off,
a. to remove: Take off your coat.
b. to lead away.
c. to leave the ground, as an airplane.
d. to depart; leave.
e. to move onward or forward with a burst of speed.
f. to withdraw or remove from: She was taken off the night shift.
g. to subtract, as a discount; deduct: The store took off 20 percent.
h. to imitate; mimic; burlesque.
i. to achieve sudden, marked growth, success, etc.: Sales took off just before Christmas.
89. take on,
a. to hire; employ.
b. to undertake; assume.
c. to acquire.
d. to accept as a challenge or opponent.
e. Informal. to show great emotion; become excited.
90. take out,
a. to withdraw; remove.
b. to deduct.
c. to procure by application: to take out insurance.
d. to carry out for use or consumption elsewhere.
e. to escort, as on a date.
f. to set out; start.
g. Slang. to kill or destroy.
91. take over, to assume management or possession of or responsibility for.
92. take up,
a. to occupy oneself with the study or practice of.
b. to lift or pick up.
c. to fill, occupy, or consume (space, time, etc.).
d. to begin to advocate or support; sponsor.
e. to continue; resume.
f. to raise for discussion or consideration.
g. to undertake; assume.
h. to absorb (a liquid).
i. to make shorter, as by hemming.
j. to make tighter, as by winding in.
k. to deal with.
l. to adopt seriously: to take up an idea.
m. to accept, as an offer or challenge.
93. take up with, to become friendly with; keep company with.
94. the act of taking.
95. something that is taken.
96. the quantity of fish, game, etc., taken at one time.
97. Informal. money taken in, esp. profits.
a. a scene in a movie or television program photographed without interruption.
b. an instance of such continuous operation of a film camera.
99. Informal. a visual and mental response: She did a slow take.
100. a recording of a musical performance.
101. a successful inoculation.
a. an opinion or assessment: What's your take on the candidate?
b. an approach; treatment: a new take on an old idea.
1. on the take, Slang.
a. accepting bribes.
b. in search of personal profit at the expense of others.
2. take five, ten, etc., Informal. to rest briefly, esp. for the approximate time specified.
3. take for,
a. to assume to be: I took it for a fact.
b. to assume falsely to be; mistake for: to be taken for a foreigner.
4. take it,
a. to believe, assume, or accept something: Take it from me.
b. to be able to resist or endure hardship, abuse, etc.
5. take it out on, to cause (another) to suffer for one's own misfortune, frustration, anger, etc.
6. take place, to happen; occur.
7. take to,
a. to devote or apply oneself to: to take to drink.
b. to respond favorably to: They took to each other at once.
c. to go to: to take to one's bed.
d. to have recourse to; resort to.
8. take upon oneself, to assume as a responsibility or obligation.
[before 1100; Middle English; late Old English tacan to grasp, touch < Old Norse taka, c. Middle Dutch taken to grasp]
tak′er, n.
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1. 'bring'

If you bring someone or something with you when you come to a place, you have them with you.

He would have to bring Judy with him.
Please bring your calculator to every lesson.

The past tense and -ed participle of bring is brought.

My secretary brought my mail to the house.
I've brought you a present.

If you ask someone to bring you something, you are asking them to carry or move it to the place where you are.

Can you bring me some water?
2. 'take'

If you take someone or something to a place, you carry or drive them there. The past tense form of take is took. The -ed participle is taken.

He took the children to school.

If you take someone or something with you when you go to a place, you have them with you.

She gave me some books to take home.
Don't forget to take your umbrella.
3. 'fetch'

If you fetch something, you go to the place where it is and return with it.

I went and fetched another glass.


1. 'carry' and 'take'

Carry and take are usually used to say that someone moves a person or thing from one place to another. When you use carry, you are showing that the person or thing is quite heavy.

He picked up his suitcase and carried it into the bedroom.
My father carried us on his shoulders.
She gave me some books to take home.
2. transport

You can also say that a ship, train, or lorry is carrying goods of a particular kind. Similarly you can say that a plane, ship, train, or bus is carrying passengers.

We passed tankers carrying crude oil.
The aircraft was carrying 145 passengers and crew.

Take can be used in a similar way, but only if you say where someone or something is being taken to. You can say, for example, 'The ship was taking crude oil to Rotterdam', but you can't just say 'The ship was taking crude oil'.

This is the first of several aircraft to take British aid to the area.

You can say that a smaller vehicle such as a car takes you somewhere.

The taxi took him back to the station.

Be Careful!
Don't say that a small vehicle 'carries' you somewhere.



Have and take are both commonly used with nouns as their objects to indicate that someone performs an action or takes part in an activity. With some nouns, you can use either have or take with the same meaning. For example, you can say 'Have a look at this' or 'Take a look at this'. Similarly, you can say 'We have our holidays in August' or 'We take our holidays in August'.

There is often a difference between British and American usage. For example, British speakers usually say 'He had a bath', while American speakers say 'He took a bath'.

I'm going to have a bath.
I took a bath, my second that day.

When talking about some activities, American speakers often use take. For example, they say 'He took a walk' or 'She took a nap'. British speakers would say 'He went for a walk' or 'She had a nap'.

Brody decided to take a walk.
I went out on the verandah and took a nap.
After dinner we went for a ride.
She's going for a swim.


Take is one of the commonest verbs in English. It is used in many different ways. Its other forms are takes, taking, took, taken.

1. actions and activities

Most commonly, take is used with a noun that refers to an action.

She took a shower.
He liked taking long walks in the country.
2. moving things

If you take something from one place to another, you carry it there.

Don't forget to take your umbrella.
He has to take the boxes to the office every morning.

Be Careful!
Don't confuse take with bring or fetch.

3. exams and tests

When someone completes an exam or test, you say that they take the exam or test.

Have you taken your driving test yet?
She took her degree last year.
4. time

If something takes a certain amount of time, you need that amount of time in order to do it.

How long will it take?
It may take them several weeks to get back.
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Past participle: taken
Gerund: taking

I take
you take
he/she/it takes
we take
you take
they take
I took
you took
he/she/it took
we took
you took
they took
Present Continuous
I am taking
you are taking
he/she/it is taking
we are taking
you are taking
they are taking
Present Perfect
I have taken
you have taken
he/she/it has taken
we have taken
you have taken
they have taken
Past Continuous
I was taking
you were taking
he/she/it was taking
we were taking
you were taking
they were taking
Past Perfect
I had taken
you had taken
he/she/it had taken
we had taken
you had taken
they had taken
I will take
you will take
he/she/it will take
we will take
you will take
they will take
Future Perfect
I will have taken
you will have taken
he/she/it will have taken
we will have taken
you will have taken
they will have taken
Future Continuous
I will be taking
you will be taking
he/she/it will be taking
we will be taking
you will be taking
they will be taking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been taking
you have been taking
he/she/it has been taking
we have been taking
you have been taking
they have been taking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been taking
you will have been taking
he/she/it will have been taking
we will have been taking
you will have been taking
they will have been taking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been taking
you had been taking
he/she/it had been taking
we had been taking
you had been taking
they had been taking
I would take
you would take
he/she/it would take
we would take
you would take
they would take
Past Conditional
I would have taken
you would have taken
he/she/it would have taken
we would have taken
you would have taken
they would have taken
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011


Any of several shootings of a scene in a film, producing different versions for the director to choose from.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.take - the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
income - the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
economic rent, rent - the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
payback - financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
2.take - the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
retake - a shot or scene that is photographed again
Verb1.take - carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.take - require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
expend, use - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
be - spend or use time; "I may be an hour"
3.take - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
beacon - guide with a beacon
hand - guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"
misguide, mislead, lead astray, misdirect - lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
usher, show - take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"
4.take - get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
gather in, take in - fold up; "take in the sails"
lift out, scoop, scoop up, scoop out, take up - take out or up with or as if with a scoop; "scoop the sugar out of the container"
bear away, bear off, carry away, take away, carry off - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"; "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
discerp, dismember, take apart - divide into pieces; "our department was dismembered when our funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the war"
take in - visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
tackle, undertake, take on - accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
5.take - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspecttake - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
re-assume - take on again, as after a time lapse; "He re-assumed his old behavior"
6.take - interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
read - to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
misinterpret, misread - interpret wrongly; "I misread Hamlet all my life!"
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
7.take - take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
fetch, bring, get, convey - go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
fetch - take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"
bring - be accompanied by; "Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"
carry, transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"
transit - cause or enable to pass through; "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
ferry - transport from one place to another
bring back, take back, return - bring back to the point of departure
tube - convey in a tube; "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
whisk - move somewhere quickly; "The President was whisked away in his limo"
channel, transmit, carry, impart, conduct, convey - transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
land - bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
8.take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
adopt, take in - take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
take away - take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away from its parents"
repossess, take back - regain possession of something
collect, take in - call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
confiscate, impound, sequester, seize, attach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
pocket - put in one's pocket; "He pocketed the change"
assume, take over, accept, bear - take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
snaffle, snap up, grab - get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
call back, withdraw, call in, recall - cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
deprive, divest, strip - take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
unburden - free or relieve (someone) of a burden
repossess, take back - regain possession of something
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"
take in - visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
9.take - travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
10.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"
empanel, impanel, panel - select from a list; "empanel prospective jurors"
anoint - choose by or as if by divine intervention; "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"
field - select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
sieve, sift - distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
draw - select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
dial - choose by means of a dial; "dial a telephone number"
plump, go - give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
pick - select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
elect - choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
excerpt, extract, take out - take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
cull out, winnow - select desirable parts from a group or list; "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"; "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"
cream off, skim off - pick the best
pick over, sieve out - separate or remove; "The customer picked over the selection"
set apart, assign, specify - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
single out - select from a group; "She was singled out for her outstanding performance"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
think of - choose in one's mind; "Think of any integer between 1 and 25"
specify, fix, limit, set, determine, define - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
adopt, espouse, follow - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
screen out, sieve, sort, screen - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
vote in - elect in a voting process; "They voted in Clinton"
elect - select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"
nominate, propose - put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"
vote - express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; "He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
11.take - receive willingly something given or offeredtake - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
receive, have - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
admit, take on, accept, take - admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
welcome - accept gladly; "I welcome your proposals"
honor, honour - accept as pay; "we honor checks and drafts"
adopt, borrow, take up, take over - take up and practice as one's own
absorb, take over - take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
assume, take over, accept, bear - take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
adopt, borrow, take up, take over - take up and practice as one's own
take in - provide with shelter
12.take - assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
assume, take up, strike, take - occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
13.take - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
contemplate - consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
trifle, dally, play - consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
think about - have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first"
abstract - consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
warm to - become excited about; "He warmed to the idea of a trip to Antarctica"
14.take - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
exact, claim, take - take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
govern - require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
draw - require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
cost - require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
cry for, cry out for - need badly or desperately; "This question cries out for an answer"
compel - necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
15.take - experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
submit, take - accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
experience, have, receive, get - go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
16.take - make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
photograph, shoot, snap - record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
reshoot - shoot again; "We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"
17.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"
depilate, epilate - remove body hair; "epilate her legs"
harvest - remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation; "The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"
tip - remove the tip from; "tip artichokes"
stem - remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
extirpate - surgically remove (an organ)
enucleate - remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
exenterate - remove the contents of (an organ)
enucleate - remove the nucleus from (a cell)
decorticate - remove the cortex of (an organ)
bail - remove (water) from a vessel with a container
undress, disinvest, divest, strip - remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"
ablate - remove an organ or bodily structure
clean, pick - remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
clean - remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
winnow - blow away or off with a current of air; "winnow chaff"
pick - remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
clear up, clear - free (the throat) by making a rasping sound; "Clear the throat"
muck - remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
lift - remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
lift - take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
lift - remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
tear away, tear off - rip off violently and forcefully; "The passing bus tore off her side mirror"
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
stone, pit - remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
seed - remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"
unhinge - remove the hinges from; "unhinge the door"
shuck - remove the shucks from; "shuck corn"
hull - remove the hulls from; "hull the berries"
crumb - remove crumbs from; "crumb the table"
chip away, chip away at - remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
burl - remove the burls from cloth
knock out - destroy or break forcefully; "The windows were knocked out"
scavenge, clean - remove unwanted substances from
hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize - remove the pituitary glands
degas - remove gas from
husk, shell - remove the husks from; "husk corn"
bur, burr - remove the burrs from
clear away, clear off - remove from sight
flick - remove with a flick (of the hand)
dismantle, strip - take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
strip - remove a constituent from a liquid
clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
defang - remove the fangs from; "defang the poisonous snake"
debone, bone - remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
disembowel, eviscerate, draw - remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
shuck - remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"
detusk, tusk - remove the tusks of animals; "tusk an elephant"
dehorn - prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
scalp - remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
weed - clear of weeds; "weed the garden"
condense - remove water from; "condense the milk"
bale out, bail out - remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
leach, strip - remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"
decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
detoxicate, detoxify - remove poison from; "detoxify the soil"
de-ionate - remove ions from; "ionate thyroxine"
de-iodinate - remove iodine from; "de-iodinate the thyroxine"
decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke - remove carbon from (an engine)
18.take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
hit - consume to excess; "hit the bottle"
cannibalise, cannibalize - eat human flesh
habituate, use - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
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"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
partake, touch - consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
replete, sate, satiate, fill - fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
sample, taste, try, try out - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
suck in, sop up, take up, take in - take up as if with a sponge
smoke - inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
do drugs, drug - use recreational drugs
swallow, get down - pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
sup - take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
suck in, sop up, take up, take in - take up as if with a sponge
19.take - accept or undergo, often unwillinglytake - accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
test - undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
undergo - pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
take - experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
20.take - make use of or accept for some purposetake - make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
co-opt - take or assume for one's own use; "He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"
21.take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
rescue - take forcibly from legal custody; "rescue prisoners"
scale - take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
extort - obtain through intimidation
take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
retake, recapture - take back by force, as after a battle; "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"
relieve - take by stealing; "The thief relieved me of $100"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
despoil, foray, pillage, ransack, reave, rifle, loot, plunder, strip - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
sack, plunder - plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"
22.take - occupy or take ontake - occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
fill, occupy, take - assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
23.take - admit into a group or communitytake - admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
profess - receive into a religious order or congregation
accept, take, have - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
let in, admit, include - allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"
24.take - ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
incur, obtain, receive, get, find - receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
25.take - be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
audit - attend academic courses without getting credit
train, prepare - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
practice, practise, drill, exercise - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
26.take - take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
necessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
27.take - head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
head - to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains"
28.take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towardstake - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
target, direct, aim, place, point - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
draw a bead on - aim with a gun; "The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit"
hold - aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
turn - direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
swing - hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
point, level, charge - direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
level - aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"
position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
sight - take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)
29.take - be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
become, get, go - enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
30.take - have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
carry - have or possess something abstract; "I carry her image in my mind's eye"; "I will carry the secret to my grave"; "I carry these thoughts in the back of my head"; "I carry a lot of life insurance"
31.take - engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
32.take - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
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"
33.take - buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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"
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"
34.take - to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
35.take - have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
do it, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, hump, jazz, love, bed, bang, make out, know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
36.take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
avow, swan, swear, affirm, assert, aver, verify - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
arrogate, lay claim, claim - demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
37.take - be designed to hold or taketake - be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
38.take - be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
contain, bear, carry, hold - contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
accommodate, admit, hold - have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
39.take - develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
40.take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
cross, cut across, cut through, get over, traverse, pass over, get across, track, cover - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
motor, drive - travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
drive - cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
41.take - obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
win - be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
42.take - be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
sicken, come down - get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
catch - contract; "did you catch a cold?"
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1. grip, grab, seize, catch, grasp, clutch, get hold of, clasp, take hold of, lay hold of He took her by the shoulders and shook her.
2. carry, bring, bear, transport, ferry, haul, convey, fetch, cart, tote (informal) I'll take these papers home and read them.
carry send
3. accompany, lead, bring, guide, conduct, escort, convoy, usher She was taken to hospital.
4. remove, draw, pull, fish, withdraw, extract, abstract He took a handkerchief from his pocket.
5. steal, nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), appropriate, pocket, trouser (slang), pinch (informal), carry off, swipe (slang), knock off (slang), run off with, blag (slang), walk off with, misappropriate, cart off (slang), purloin, filch, help yourself to, gain possession of The burglars took just about anything they could carry.
steal give, return, restore, yield, hand over, surrender, give back
6. capture, arrest, seize, abduct, take into custody, ensnare, entrap, lay hold of Marines went in and took 15 prisoners.
capture free, release, let go
7. tolerate, stand, bear, suffer, weather, go through, brave, stomach, endure, undergo, swallow, brook, hack (slang), abide, put up with (informal), withstand, submit to, countenance, pocket, thole (Scot.) His rudeness was becoming hard to take.
tolerate avoid, dodge
8. last, go on for, continue for, carry on for, endure for, run on for, keep on for The journey took a long time.
9. require, need, involve, demand, call for, entail, necessitate Walking across the room took all her strength.
10. accept, assume, take on, undertake, adopt, take up, enter upon When I took the job, I thought I could change the system.
accept refuse, decline, reject, ignore, dismiss, scorn, spurn, eschew
11. draw, derive, feel, know, experience, undergo The government will take comfort from the latest opinion poll.
12. earn, make, net, collect, realize, bring in, gross The firm took £100,000 in bookings.
13. win, get, be awarded, receive, land (informal), be given, pick up, bag (informal), secure, collect, obtain, scoop (informal), be presented with, carry off, walk away or off with He took the gold medal in the 100 metres.
14. receive, get, accept, be given, gain, obtain She was reluctant to take all the credit.
15. respond to, meet, deal with, receive, cope with, greet, react to He had taken the news badly.
17. understand, follow, comprehend, get, see, grasp, apprehend They've turned sensible, if you take my meaning.
18. regard as, see as, believe to be, consider to be, think of as, deem to be, perceive to be, hold to be, judge to be, reckon to be, presume to be, look on as Do you take me for an idiot?
19. have, choose, pick, prefer, select, opt for, settle on I'll take the grilled tuna sandwich, please.
20. travel, go, journey, walk, progress, proceed, trek, voyage, traverse, make your way He had to take a different route home.
21. hire, book, rent, lease, reserve, pay for, engage, make a reservation for My wife and I have taken the cottage for a month.
22. subscribe to, buy, read regularly, purchase, buy regularly Before the Chronicle I used to take the Guardian.
23. travel by, travel on, make use of, journey on We'll take a train home.
24. study, learn, be taught, do (informal), read (Brit.), pursue, work at, read up on, have lessons in Students may take European and American history.
25. perform, have, do, make, effect, accomplish, execute She took her driving test last week.
26. ingest, consume, swallow, inhale She's been taking sleeping pills.
27. consume, have, drink, eat, imbibe She took tea with Nanny every day.
28. write, record, jot (down), note (down), scribble, set down, scrawl, make a note of She sat expressionless, carefully taking notes.
29. measure, establish, determine, find out, assess, calculate, evaluate, gauge, ascertain, appraise If he feels hotter than normal, take his temperature.
30. have room for, hold, contain, accommodate, accept The place could just about take 2000 people.
31. wear, need, require, fit Half of all women take a size 16 or above.
32. work, succeed, do the trick (informal), have effect, be efficacious If the cortisone doesn't take, I may have to have surgery.
work fail, flop (informal)
33. extract, quote, cite, excerpt, reproduce, abstract, cull a passage taken from a talk she gave in 1988
34. occupy, use, engage, hold, fill, reserve, bag (informal) Ninety-five per cent of business-class seats were taken.
35. derive, get, obtain, acquire, come by Do you know where cappuccino coffee takes its name from?
36. take advantage of, grab, seize (on), exploit, grasp, act on, make the most of, jump on, pounce on, capitalize on, leap at, turn to account, put to advantage He took the opportunity to show off his new car.
1. takings, profits, revenue, return, gate, yield, proceeds, haul, receipts It added another $11.8 million to the take.
2. scene, sequence, filmed sequence She didn't know her lines and we had to do several takes.
3. view, opinion, understanding of, analysis of, interpretation of, reading of, explanation of That sort of thing gives you a different take on who you are.
take after someone resemble, be like, be similar to, look like, favour (informal), remind you of, be the spitting image of (informal), bear a resemblance to, put you in mind of He's always been like that - he takes after his dad.
take against something or someone take a dislike to, feel hostile to, view with disfavour, look askance on, become unfriendly towards He's taken against me for some reason.
take it assume, suppose, presume, expect, imagine, guess (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) I take it you're a friend of theirs.
take it out of someone exhaust, tire, drain, fatigue, weary, bush (informal), whack (informal), wear out, debilitate, knacker (informal), enervate That last race really took it out of me.
take off
1. lift off, leave the ground, take to the air, become airborne We eventually took off at 11am and arrived in Venice at 1.30pm.
2. (Informal) depart, go, leave, split (slang), disappear, set out, strike out, beat it (slang), hit the road (slang), abscond, decamp, hook it (slang), slope off, pack your bags (informal) He took off at once and headed home.
3. do well, succeed, thrive, flourish, progress, boom, prosper, have legs (informal), turn out well He met her in 1944, and his career took off.
take on (Informal) get upset, get excited, make a fuss, break down, give way Please don't take on so. I'll help you.
take someone back
1. be reconciled with, forgive, pardon, welcome someone back, accept someone back Why did she take him back?
2. evoke, remind you of, awaken your memories of, call up, summon up It took me back to my childhood.
take someone in
1. let in, receive, admit, board, welcome, harbour, accommodate, take care of, put up, billet The monastery has taken in 26 refugees.
2. deceive, fool, con (informal), do (slang), trick, cheat, mislead, dupe, gull (archaic), swindle, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes (informal), bilk, cozen He was a real charmer who totally took me in.
take someone off (Informal) parody, imitate, mimic, mock, ridicule, ape, caricature, send up (Brit. informal), spoof (informal), travesty, impersonate, lampoon, burlesque, satirize He can take off his father to perfection.
take someone on
1. compete against, face, contend with, fight, oppose, vie with, pit yourself against, enter the lists against, match yourself against I knew I couldn't take him on if it came to a fight.
2. engage, employ, hire, retain, enlist, enrol A publishing firm agreed to take him on.
take someone out
1. escort, accompany, go out with Her grandparents took her out for the day.
2. (Informal) kill, murder, execute, assassinate, top (informal), eliminate, do someone in (informal), get rid of, dispatch, put an end to, do away with, exterminate, finish someone off, put someone to death, bump someone off (informal), rub someone out (informal) The local dealers would have taken him out years ago.
take something apart
1. dismantle, break up, pull apart, disassemble, pull or take to pieces or bits He took the clock apart to find out what was wrong with it.
2. dissect, study, analyse, scrutinize, research, explore, break down They took the problem apart and discussed it in detail.
take something away subtract, deduct, take something off Take one number away from the other and you get the answer.
take something back
1. return, bring something back, send something back, hand something back I'm going to take it back and ask for a refund.
2. give a refund for, exchange, accept something back The store wouldn't take damaged goods back.
3. retract, withdraw, renounce, renege on, disavow, recant, disclaim, unsay Take back what you said about Jeremy!
4. regain, get back, reclaim, recapture, repossess, retake, reconquer The government took back control of the city.
take something down
1. remove, take off, extract He went to the bookcase and took down a volume.
2. lower, drop, let down, pull down, haul down The flag was taken down from the flag pole.
3. dismantle, demolish, take apart, disassemble, level, tear down, raze, take to pieces They took down the barricades that had been erected.
4. make a note of, record, write down, minute, note, set down, transcribe, put on record I took down his comments in shorthand.
take something in
1. understand, absorb, grasp, digest, comprehend, assimilate, get the hang of (informal) She seemed to take in all he said.
2. include, contain, comprise, cover, embrace, encompass The country takes in a population of more than 40 million people.
take something off
1. remove, discard, strip off, drop, peel off, doff, divest yourself of She took off her spectacles.
2. detach, remove, separate, cut off, pull off, chop off, hack off, clip off, prune off Take off the first few layers of wallpaper.
3. subtract, deduct, take something away, remove, eliminate Take off the price of the house; that's another five thousand.
take something on
1. accept, tackle, undertake, shoulder, have a go at (informal), agree to do, address yourself to No one was able or willing to take on the job.
2. (with a quality or identity as object) acquire, assume, come to have His writing took on a feverish intensity.
take something or someone apart attack, pan (informal), condemn, slam (informal), savage, censure, maul, pillory, flay, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), flame (informal), lambaste, criticize harshly The critics had taken her apart.
take something out extract, remove, pull out, draw, yank out I got an abscess so he took the tooth out.
take something over gain control of, take command of, assume control of, come to power in, become leader of They took over Rwanda under a League of Nations mandate.
take something up
1. start, begin, engage in, assume, adopt, become involved in He didn't want to take up a competitive sport.
2. accept, agree to, say yes to, accede to Most of the employees took up the offer.
3. occupy, absorb, consume, use up, cover, fill, waste, squander, extend over I don't want to take up too much of your time.
4. resume, continue, go on with, pick up, proceed with, restart, carry on with, recommence, follow on with, begin something again His wife takes up the story.
take to someone like, get on with, warm to, be taken with, be pleased by, become friendly with, conceive an affection for Did the children take to him?
take to something
1. start, resort to, make a habit of, have recourse to They had taken to aimlessly wandering through the streets.
2. become good at, like, enjoy, become interested in, develop an aptitude for She took to the piano immediately.
3. head for, make for, run for, flee to He took to the roof of his home when police officers came round.
take up with someone become friendly with, get involved with, start seeing, fall in with, go around with, become friends with, hang about with (Brit. informal), knock about or around with (informal) He took up with a woman 21 years his junior.
take yourself off go away, withdraw, depart, retire, exit, clear out (informal), clear off (informal), bog off (Brit. slang), take your leave He took himself off to Mexico.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


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:
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.
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إيرادات المَتْجَراخذاستغرقتَصْوير مَشْهَديَأْخُدُ
vzítvzít sizáběrziskzískat
álítabregîast viî, taka á tiltekinn háttdraga fráfá sér; fara ífá; kaupa; leigja
...을 가져가다가져가다가지고 가다
apsiimtiaptarti suatsiimtibūti susižavėjusiambūti užsiėmusiam
aizņemt laikuaiznestaizvestatņemtbraukt ar vilcienu
braťdržať ako rukojemníkadržať v zajatíodobraťprevziať
vzetivzletetikopati sepotrebovatitrajati
tata medväljaerövrahålla
láilấylấy cắp


[teɪk] (took (vb: pt) (taken (pp)))
1. (= remove) → llevarse; (= steal) → robar, llevarse
who took my beer?¿quién se ha llevado mi cerveza?
someone's taken my handbagalguien se ha llevado mi bolso, alguien me ha robado el bolso
I picked up the letter but he took it from mecogí la carta pero él me la quitó
to take a book from a shelfsacar un libro de un estante
to take a passage from an authortomar un pasaje de un autor
take 37 from 121resta 37 de 121
2. (= take hold of, seize) → tomar, coger, agarrar (LAm)
she took the spade and started diggingcogió la pala y empezó a excavar
I took him by the scruff of the neckle cogí por el pescuezo
let me take your case/coatpermíteme tu maleta/abrigo
I'll take the blue one, pleaseme llevaré el azul
to take sb's armtomar del brazo a algn
to take sb in one's armsabrazar a algn
the devil take it!¡maldición! (o.f.)
take five!¡hagan una pausa!, ¡descansen un rato!
take your partners for a waltzsaquen a su pareja a bailar un vals
to take sb into partnershiptomar a algn como socio
please take a seattome asiento, por favor
is this seat taken?¿está ocupado este asiento?
it took me by surpriseme cogió desprevenido, me pilló or agarró desprevenido (LAm)
take ten! (US) → ¡hagan una pausa!, ¡descansen un rato!
to take a wife (o.f.) → casarse, contraer matrimonio
3. (= lead, transport) → llevar
to take sth to sbllevar algo a algn
I took her some flowersle llevé unas flores
her work took her to Bonnsu trabajó la destinó or llevó a Bonn
we took her to the doctorla llevamos al médico
he took me home in his carme llevó a casa en su coche
they took me over the factoryme mostraron la fábrica, me acompañaron en una visita a la fábrica
he took his suitcase upstairssubió su maleta
to take sb for a walkllevar a algn de paseo
it took us out of our waynos hizo desviarnos
4. [+ bus, taxi] (= travel by) → ir en; (at specified time) → coger, tomar (esp LAm); [+ road, short cut] → ir por
I took a taxi because I was latefui en taxi porque llegaba tarde
we decided to take the traindecidimos ir en tren
we took the five o'clock traincogimos or tomamos el tren de las cinco
take the first on the rightvaya por or tome la primera calle a la derecha
we took the wrong roadnos equivocamos de camino
5. (= capture) [+ person] → coger, agarrar (LAm); [+ town, city] → tomar (Chess) → comer
to take sb hostagetomar or (LAm) agarrar a algn como rehén
to take sb prisonertomar preso a algn
6. (= obtain, win) [+ prize] → ganar, llevarse; [+ 1st place] → conseguir, obtener; [+ trick] → ganar, hacer
we took £500 today (Brit) (Comm) → hoy hemos ganado 500 libras
7. (= accept, receive) [+ money] → aceptar; [+ advice] → seguir; [+ news, blow] → tomar, recibir; [+ responsibility] → asumir; [+ bet] → aceptar, hacer
take my advice, tell her the truthsigue mi consejo or hazme caso y dile la verdad
he took the ball full in the chestel balón le dio de lleno en el pecho
what will you take for it?¿cuál es tu mejor precio?
he took it badlyle afectó mucho
London took a battering in 1941Londres recibió una paliza en 1941, Londres sufrió terriblemente en 1941
will you take a cheque?¿aceptaría un cheque?
he can certainly take his drinktiene buen aguante para la bebida
you must take us as you find usnos vas a tener que aceptar tal cual
take it from me!¡escucha lo que te digo!
you can take it from me thatpuedes tener la seguridad de que ...
losing is hard to takees difícil aceptar la derrota
it's £50, take it or leave it!son 50 libras, lo toma o lo deja
whisky? I can take it or leave it¿el whisky? ni me va ni me viene
I won't take no for an answerno hay pero que valga
I take your pointentiendo lo que dices
he took a lot of punishment (fig) → le dieron muy duro
take that!¡toma!
8. (= rent) → alquilar, tomar; (= buy regularly) [+ newspaper] → comprar, leer
we shall take a house for the summeralquilaremos una casa para el verano
9. (= have room or capacity for) → tener cabida para; (= support weight of) → aguantar
a car that takes five passengersun coche con cabida para or donde caben cinco personas
can you take two more?¿puedes llevar dos más?, ¿caben otros dos?
it won't take any moreno cabe(n) más
it takes weights up to eight tonssoporta pesos hasta de ocho toneladas
10. (= wear) [+ clothes size] → gastar, usar (LAm); [+ shoe size] → calzar
what size do you take? (clothes) → ¿qué talla usas?; (shoes) → ¿qué número calzas?
11. (= call for, require) → necesitar, requerir
it took three policemen to hold him downse necesitaron tres policías para sujetarlo
it takes a lot of courageexige or requiere gran valor
it takes a brave man to do thathace falta que un hombre tenga mucho valor para hacer eso
that will take some explaininga ver cómo explicas eso
it takes two to make a quarreluno solo no puede reñir
she's got what it takestiene lo que hace falta
12. (of time) it takes an hour to get therese tarda una hora en llegar
a letter takes four days to get thereuna carta tarda cuatro días en llegar allá
it will only take me five minutessólo tardo cinco minutos
the job will take a weekel trabajo llevará una semana
I'll just iron this, it won't take longvoy a planchar esto, no tardaré or no me llevará mucho tiempo
however long it takesel tiempo que sea
it takes timelleva tiempo
take your time!¡despacio!
13. (= conduct) [+ meeting, church service] → presidir; (= teach) [+ course, class] → enseñar; [+ pupils] → tomar; (= study) [+ course] → hacer; [+ subject] → dar, estudiar; (= undergo) [+ exam, test] → presentarse a, pasar
what are you taking next year?¿qué vas a hacer or estudiar el año que viene?
the teacher who took us for economicsel profesor que nos daba clase de económicas
he is not taking any more pupils at the momenten este momento no está cogiendo a más estudiantes
to take a degree inlicenciarse en
to take (holy) ordersordenarse de sacerdote
14. (= record) [+ sb's name, address] → anotar, apuntar; [+ measurements] → tomar
to take notestomar apuntes
15. (= understand, assume) I take it thatsupongo que ..., me imagino que ...
am I to take it that you refused?¿he de suponer que te negaste?
I take her to be about 30supongo que tiene unos 30 años
how old do you take him to be?¿cuántos años le das?
I took him for a doctorlo tenía por médico, creí que era médico
what do you take me for?¿por quién me has tomado?
I don't quite know how to take thatno sé muy bien cómo tomarme eso
16. (= consider) [+ case, example] → tomar
now take Ireland, for exampletomemos, por ejemplo, el caso de Irlanda, pongamos como ejemplo Irlanda
let us take the example of a family with three childrentomemos el ejemplo de una familia con tres hijos
take John, he never complainspor ejemplo John, él nunca se queja
taking one thing with anotherconsiderándolo todo junto ..., considerándolo en conjunto ...
17. (= put up with, endure) [+ treatment, climate] → aguantar, soportar
we can take itlo aguantamos or soportamos todo
I can't take any more!¡no aguanto más!, ¡no soporto más!
I won't take any nonsense!¡no quiero oír más tonterías!
18. (= eat) → comer; (= drink) → tomar
will you take sth before you go?¿quieres tomar algo antes de irte?
"to be taken three times a day"a tomar tres veces al día
"not to be taken (internally)"para uso externo
to take drugs (narcotics) → tomar drogas
he took no food for four daysestuvo cuatro días sin comer
don't forget to take your medicineno te olvides de tomar la medicina
he takes sugar in his teatoma or pone azúcar en el
to take a tablettomar una pastilla
to take tea (with sb) (o.f.) → tomar té (con algn)
19. (= negotiate) [+ bend] → tomar; [+ fence] → saltar, saltar por encima de
20. (= acquire)
to take against sb, take a dislike to sbtomar antipatía a algn
to take frightasustarse (at de)
to be taken illponerse enfermo, enfermar
he took great pleasure in teasing herse regodeaba tomándole el pelo
I do not take any satisfaction in knowing thatno experimento satisfacción alguna sabiendo que ...
21. (Ling) [+ case] → regir
that verb takes the dativeese verbo rige el dativo
to be taken with sth/sb (= attracted) he's very taken with herle gusta mucho
I'm not at all taken with the ideala idea no me gusta nada or no me hace gracia
23. (o.f., liter) (= have sexual intercourse with) → tener relaciones sexuales con
24. (as function verb) [+ decision, holiday] → tomar; [+ step, walk] → dar; [+ trip] → hacer; [+ opportunity] → aprovechar
to take a bathbañarse
to take a photographsacar una fotografía
1. (= be effective) [dye] → coger, agarrar (LAm); [vaccination, fire] → prender; [glue] → pegar
2. (Bot) [cutting] → arraigar
3. (= receive) she's all take, take, takeella mucho dame, dame, pero luego no da nada
see also give
C. N
1. (Cine) → toma f
2. (= takings) → ingresos mpl; (= proceeds) → recaudación f (US) (Comm) → caja f, ventas fpl del día
3. to be on the take (US) → estar dispuesto a dejarse sobornar
4. (= share) → parte f; (= commission) → comisión f, tajada f
5. (= opinion) → opinión f
what's your take on the new government?¿qué piensas de or qué opinión te merece el nuevo gobierno?
take aback VT + ADV
see aback
take after VI + PREP (in looks) → parecerse a, salir a
take along VT + ADV [+ person, thing] → llevar (consigo)
take apart
1. (= dismantle) [+ clock, machine] → desmontar, desarmar
2. (= destroy) [+ room, premises] → destrozar; (= defeat) [+ opponent, team] → dar una paliza a
I'll take him apart!¡le rompo la cara!
3. (= search) the police took the place apartla policía registró el local de arriba abajo
B. VI + ADV it takes apart easilyse desmonta fácilmente
take aside VT + ADVllevar aparte, llevar a un lado
take away
1. (= remove) [+ person, thing] → llevarse; [+ privilege] → quitar; (= carry away, transport) → llevar
she took her children away from the schoolsacó a los niños del colegio
"not to be taken away" (on book) → para consulta en sala
2. (= subtract) → restar
take 9 away from 12reste 9 de 12
7 take away 4 is 37 menos 4 son 3
B. VI + ADV to take away from sth: this does not take away from their achievementesto no quita mérito or resta valor a su éxito
the argument took away from the joy of the occasionla discusión aguó la ocasión
putting butter on it takes away from the taste of the bread itselfañadiendo mantequilla se estropea lo que es el sabor del pan
take back VT + ADV
1. (= return) [+ book, goods] → devolver; [+ person] → llevar (de vuelta)
can you take him back home?¿le puedes acompañar a su casa?
2. (= accept back) [+ purchase, gift] → aceptar la devolución de; [+ one's wife, husband] → aceptar que vuelva
the company took him backla compañía volvió a emplearlo or lo restituyó a su puesto
3. (= retract) [+ statement, words] → retirar
she took back everything she had said about himretiró todo lo que había dicho de él
I take it all back!¡retiro lo dicho!
to take back one's promiseretirar su promesa
4. (= get back, reclaim) [+ territory] → retomar
5. (fig) (= transport) it takes me back to my childhoodme recuerda a mi niñez
it takes you back, doesn't it?¡cuántos recuerdos (de los buenos tiempos)!
take down VT + ADV
1. (off shelf etc) → bajar; [+ decorations, curtains] → quitar; [+ picture] → descolgar, bajar; [+ poster] → despegar; [+ trousers] → bajar
see also peg A1
2. (= dismantle) [+ scaffolding] → desmantelar, desmontar; [+ building] → derribar
3. (= write down) → apuntar
take from VT + PREP = take away from
see take away
take in VT + ADV
1. (= bring in) [+ person] → hacer entrar; [+ chairs, toys] → recoger, meter para dentro; [+ harvest] → recoger; [+ sail] → desmontar
2. (= give home to) [+ orphan, stray dog] → acoger, recoger
to take in lodgersalquilar habitaciones
3. (= receive) [+ laundry, sewing] → coger para hacer en casa
4. [+ skirt, dress, waistband] → achicar
5. (= include, cover) [+ possibilities, cases] → abarcar, incluir
we took in Florence on the waypasamos por Florencia en el camino
to take in a movieir al cine
6. (= grasp, understand) [+ situation] → comprender; [+ impressions] → asimilar; (visually) [+ surroundings] → captar
that child takes everything ina esa criatura no se le escapa nada
it's so incredible you can't quite take it ines tan increíble que es difícil de asimilar
he took the situation in at a glancecomprendió la situación con una sola mirada
7. (= deceive, cheat) → engañar
to be taken in by appearancesdejarse engañar por las apariencias
take off
1. (= remove) [+ lid, wrapping, label, stain] → quitar; [+ clothes] → quitarse, sacarse (LAm); [+ limb] → amputar; [+ train] → cancelar; [+ item from menu] → quitar
the five o'clock train has been taken offhan cancelado el tren de las cinco
2. (= deduct) (from bill, price) → descontar
she took 50p offdescontó or hizo un descuento de 50 peniques
3. (= lead away) [+ person, object] → llevarse
they took him off to lunchse lo llevaron a comer
she was taken off to hospitalla llevaron al hospital
to take o.s. offirse, largarse
4. (= not work) he took the day off workse tomó el día libre
I'm going to take two weeks off at Christmasme voy a tomar dos semanas de vacaciones en Navidad
he has to work weekends but takes time off in lieutiene que trabajar los fines de semana pero le dan días libres a cambio
5. (= imitate) → imitar
1. [plane, passengers] → despegar, decolar (LAm) (for con rumbo a) [high jumper] → saltar
2. (= succeed) → empezar a tener éxito
the idea never really took offla idea no llegó a cuajar
the style really took off among young peopleel estilo se puso muy de moda entre los jóvenes
1. (= remove) → quitar, sacar (LAm)
they took two names off the listquitaron or tacharon dos nombres de la lista
she's been taken off the casele han hecho dejar el caso
to take sth off sbquitar algo a algn
take your hands off me!¡no me toques!
her new hairstyle takes ten years off herese peinado nuevo le quita diez años de encima
2. (= deduct) (from bill, price) → descontar
he took £5 off the pricedescontó 5 libras del precio
take on
1. [+ work] → aceptar, encargarse de; [+ responsibility, risk] → asumir; [+ bet, challenge] → aceptar; [+ challenger] → enfrentarse a, aceptar el reto de
when she invited Hayley to come and stay for a week she took on more than she bargained forcuando invitó a Hayley a quedarse una semana, no sabía lo que le esperaba
I felt I could take on the whole worldsentía que me podía comer el mundo
2. [+ worker] → contratar; [+ passengers] → recoger; [+ cargo] → cargar
3. (= assume) [+ form, qualities] → asumir
her face took on a wistful expressionquedó cariacontecida
1. (o.f.) (= become upset) don't take on so!¡no te pongas así!, ¡no te agites!
2. (= become popular) [fashion] → hacerse muy popular; [song] → hacerse muy popular, ponerse de moda
take out VT + ADV
1. (= bring, carry out) → sacar
he took the dog out for a walksacó el perro a pasear
can I take you out to lunch/the cinema?¿le puedo invitar a almorzar/al cine?
2. (= remove) (gen) → sacar; [+ tooth] → extraer, sacar; [+ stain] → quitar, limpiar (Mil) [+ target, enemy position] → eliminar
3. (= procure) [+ patent, licence] → obtener; [+ insurance policy] → sacar
to take out insurancehacerse un seguro
4. to take it out on sb: when he got the sack he took it out on his wifecuando le despidieron del trabajo, se desquitó con su mujer
don't take it out on me!¡no te desquites conmigo!
5. to take out of: seeing that film took me out of myselfesa película me hizo olvidar mis propios problemas
it takes it out of youte deja hecho pedazos
take over
1. (= assume) [+ responsibility] → asumir; (= become responsible for) [+ job] → encargarse de
he took over the business from his fatherse hizo cargo del negocio cuando lo dejó su padre
to take over sb's jobsustituir a algn
2. (= take control of) [+ building, country] → tomar (Fin) [+ company] → adquirir
the tourists have taken over the beacheslos turistas han invadido or acaparado las playas
1. (= take charge) [new president, official] → entrar en funciones (Aut) [driver] → tomar el volante (Aer) [pilot] → tomar los mandos
when the new government takes overcuando el nuevo gobierno entre en poder
to take over from sb (in job, temporarily) → hacer de suplente para algn; (permanently) → reemplazar a algn
they want me to take over as editor when Evans leavesquieren que reemplace a Evans como editor cuando éste marche
can you take over for a few minutes, while I go to the Post Office?¿puedes cubrirme unos minutos mientras voy a Correos?
2. (= seize control) [dictator, political party] → tomar el poder
3. (= become more important) then panic took overluego cundió el pánico
cars gradually took over from horsespoco a poco el automóvil fue sustituyendo al caballo
take to VI + PREP
1. (= form liking for) [+ person] → tomar cariño a algn, encariñarse con algn; [+ sport] → aficionarse a; [+ surroundings, idea] → hacerse a
she didn't take kindly to the ideano le gustó or no le hizo gracia la idea
they took to one another on the spotse congeniaron al instante
I didn't much take to himno me resultó simpático
2. (= form habit of) to take to doing sth: she took to inviting them round every Sundayempezó a invitarles a casa todos los domingos
she took to telling everyone thatle dio por contar a todos que ...
3. (= escape to) to take to one's bedguardar cama
to take to drinkdarse a la bebida
see also heel 1
see also hill, wood
take up
1. (= raise, lift) [+ object from ground] → levantar, recoger; [+ carpet, floorboards] → quitar; [+ road] → levantar; [+ dress, hem] → acortar
see also arm 2
see also slack
2. (= lead, carry upstairs) → subir
3. (= pick up) [+ pen, one's work] → coger, agarrar (LAm); [+ passengers] → recoger
4. (= continue) [+ story] → continuar con
5. (= occupy) [+ time, attention] → ocupar; [+ space] → llenar, ocupar
it takes up a lot of his timele dedica mucho tiempo
he's very taken up with his workestá absorto en el trabajo
he's very taken up with herestá ocupado con ella
see also post 3
see also residence
6. (= absorb) [+ liquid] → absorber
7. (= raise question of) [+ matter, point] → retomar, volver sobre
I shall take the matter up with the managerhablaré del asunto con el gerente
8. (= take issue with) I feel I must take you up on thatsiento que debo contestar a lo que has dicho
9. (= start) [+ hobby, sport] → dedicarse a; [+ career] → emprender
10. (= accept) [+ offer, challenge] → aceptar
I'll take you up on your offerte acepto la oferta
I'll take you up on that some dayalgún día recordaré lo que has dicho
11. (= adopt) [+ cause] → apoyar; [+ case] → ocuparse de; [+ person] → adoptar
B. VI + ADV to take up with sb (as friend) → hacerse amigo de algn; (romantically) → juntarse con algn
he took up with a woman half his wife's agese juntó con una mujer que tenía la mitad de la edad de su mujer
take upon VT + PREP to take sth upon o.stomar algo sobre sí
to take it upon o.s. to do sthatreverse a hacer algo
Both tardar and llevar can be used to translate take with time.
 Use tardar (en + ((INFINITIVE))) to describe how long someone or something will take to do something. The subject of tardar is the person or thing that has to complete the activity or undergo the process:
How long do letters take to get to Spain? ¿Cuánto (tiempo) tardan las cartas en llegar a España? How much longer will it take you to do it? ¿Cuánto más vas a tardar en hacerlo? It'll take us three hours to get to Douglas if we walk Tardaremos tres horas en llegar a Douglas si vamos andando
 Use llevar to describe how long an activity, task or process takes to complete. The subject of llevar is the activity or task:
The tests will take at least a month Las pruebas llevarán por lo menos un mes How long will it take? ¿Cuánto tiempo llevará?
 Compare the different focus in the alternative translations of the following example:
It'll take me two more days to finish this job Me llevará dos días más terminar este trabajo, Tardaré dos días más en terminar este trabajo
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vb [took] [ˈtʊk] (pt) [taken] [ˈteɪkən] (pp)
(= take hold of) → prendre
She held out the apple and he took it → Elle lui tendit la pomme et il la prit.
Let me take your coat → Laissez-moi prendre votre manteau.
She took her in her arms → Elle la prit dans ses bras.
to take sb's hand → prendre la main de qn
He took her hand and kissed it → Il prit sa main et y déposa un baiser.
to take sb by the hand → prendre qn par la main
(= remove) → prendre
to take sth from [+ drawer, box, cupboard, pocket] → prendre qch dans
He took a plate from the cupboard → Il a pris une assiette dans le placard.
to take sth from sb → prendre qch à qn
to take a lot out of sb (= exhaust) → vider qn
Having loads of children takes it out of you → Avoir beaucoup d'enfants vous vide.
(= remove without permission) → prendre
Someone's taken my pen → Quelqu'un a pris mon stylo.
The burglars took everything they could carry → Les cambrioleurs ont pris tout ce qu'ils pouvaient emporter.
(= bring, carry) [+ bag, camera, passport, umbrella] → prendre
Are you taking your new camera? → Tu prends ton nouvel appareil photo?
to take sth with one → emporter qch
Don't take anything valuable with you → N'emportez pas d'objets de valeur.
to take sth somewhere → emporter qch quelque part
Do you take your exercise books home? → Vous emportez vos cahiers chez vous?
to take clothes to the cleaner's → donner des vêtements à nettoyer
I'm going to take my coat to the cleaner's → Je vais donner mon manteau à nettoyer.
[+ person] → emmener
He goes to London every week, but he never takes me → Il va à Londres toutes les semaines, mais il ne m'emmène jamais.
to take sb somewhere → emmener qn quelque part
She took me to a Mexican restaurant → Elle m'a emmené dans un restaurant mexicain.
She was taken to hospital → On l'a emmenée à l'hôpital.
A bus takes them to school → Un bus les emmène à l'école.
to take sb home → ramener qn
He offered to take her home in a taxi → Il a proposé de la ramener en taxi.
to take the dog for a walk → sortir le chien
It's your turn to take the dog for a walk → C'est ton tour de sortir le chien.
(= cause to go) → amener
My work takes me abroad a lot → Mon travail m'amène souvent à l'étranger.
A combination of talent and hard work have taken her to the top → Le talent et le travail combinés l'ont amenée au sommet.
(= get) [+ bus, train, plane] → prendre
She took the train to New York → Elle prit le train pour New York.
(= travel along) [+ road, route] → prendre
Take the first street on the left → Prenez la première à gauche.
(= have) [+ shower, bath, holiday, break, drink] → prendre
You need to take a holiday → Tu as besoin de prendre des vacances.
She was too tired to take a shower → Elle était trop fatiguée pour prendre une douche.
"I'll take the grilled tuna," Mary Ann told the waiter → "Je vais prendre le thon grillé" dit Mary Ann au serveur.
I used to take the Guardian → J'avais l'habitude de prendre le Guardian.
to take a rest → prendre du repos
to take a look → jeter un coup d'œil
to take five (mainly US) (= have a break) → prendre cinq minutes
(= make) [+ decision, photograph] → prendre
(= adopt) [+ attitude, approach, role] → avoir
(= require) [+ effort, courage] → demander
That takes a lot of courage → Cela demande beaucoup de courage.
It takes a lot of money to do that → Il faut beaucoup d'argent pour faire ça., Cela demande beaucoup d'argent de faire ça.
[+ time] → prendre
It takes about an hour → Ça prend environ une heure.
The sauce takes about ten minutes to make → La sauce prend à peu près dix minutes à faire.
It won't take long → Ça ne prendra pas longtemps.
It took him twenty hours to reach the house → Cela lui a pris vingt heures pour arriver à la maison.
(= accept) [+ job, offer] → accepter; [+ responsibility] → prendre
take it or leave it → c'est à prendre ou à laisser
to take sth lying down [+ insult, criticism, attack] → accepter qch sans broncher
(= follow) [+ advice] → suivre
His children took his advice → Ses enfants ont suivi son conseil.
(= take for oneself) [+ credit] → s'attribuer; [+ blame] → assumer
She's reluctant to take all the credit → Elle rechigne à s'attribuer tout le mérite.
(also take on) [+ clients, patients, students] → prendre
Dr Albright isn't taking any more patients → Dr Albright ne prend plus de patient.
Some universities would have to take more students than they wanted → Certaines universités devraient alors prendre plus d'étudiants qu'elles ne le veulent.
take it from me (= believe me) → croyez-moi, croyez-en mon expérience
(= capture) [+ town, position, prisoners] → prendre; [+ prisoners] → faire
(= gain) [+ prize, medal] → remporter
Christie took the gold medal in the 100 metres
(= derive) [+ pleasure, comfort, delight] → tirer
to take pride in sth → s'enorgueillir de qch
to take great pride in sth → tirer grande fierté de qch, s'enorgueillir de qch
They take great pride in their heritage → Ils tirent grande fierté de leur héritage culturel., Ils s'enorgueillissent de leur héritage culturel.
to take great comfort in sth → tirer un grand réconfort de qch
[+ exam, test] → passer
Have you taken your driving test yet? → Est-ce que tu as déjà passé ton permis de conduire?
(= study) → faire
I decided to take French instead of German → J'ai décidé de faire du français au lieu de l'allemand.
(= consume) [+ sugar, milk, tablets, pills, medicine] → prendre
Do you take sugar in your tea? → Vous prenez du sucre dans votre thé?
(= write) [+ notes] → prendre
(= measure) [+ temperature, pulse, blood pressure, measurements] → prendre
(= tolerate) → supporter
He can't take being criticized → Il ne supporte pas d'être critiqué.
I can't take any more → Je n'en supporterai pas davantage.
(= hold) [+ spectators] → contenir
(= wear) [+ size] → faire
What size do you take? (in clothes)Quelle taille faites-vous?; (in shoes)Quelle pointure faites-vous?
(= assume) → supposer
I take it that ... → Je suppose que ...
to take sb for sth (= mistake) → prendre qn pour qch
I took him for a doctor → Je l'ai pris pour un docteur.
(= react to) → prendre
How did he take the news? → Comment a-t-il pris la nouvelle?
to take sth seriously → prendre qch au sérieux
to take sth badly → mal prendre qch
Her husband took the news badly → Son mari a mal pris la nouvelle.
(= consider) → prendre
Take this office, for example → Prenons ce bureau, par exemple ...
Taken in isolation these statements can be dangerous fallacies → Prises séparément, ces affirmations peuvent être de dangereuses contre-vérités.
Let's take one thing at a time
BUT Une chose à la fois.
(= understand) → comprendre
I take your point → Je comprends votre point de vue.
if you take my meaning → si vous voyez ce que je veux dire
(mainly British) (= earn) [business, restaurant, shop, theatre] → faire
The firm took £100,000 in bookings → La firme a fait 100 000 livres en réservations.
(mainly British) (= teach) → enseigner
to take sb for sth → enseigner qch à qn
The teacher that took us for economics was Miss Humphrey → Le professeur qui nous enseignait l'économie était Miss Humprey.
(= preside over) [+ meeting] → présider
(= deduct) to take sth from sth → ôter qch de qch
Take 7 from 12 and you're left with 5 → 7 ôté de 12, il vous reste 5.
(= have desired affect) [dye, fire] → prendre; [drug] → faire effet
(CINEMA)prise f
(= opinion) → sentiment m
What's your take on this? → Quel est votre sentiment à ce sujet?
take after
vt fus (= look like) → ressembler à
She takes after her mother → Elle ressemble à sa mère.
take apart
vt (= dismantle) [+ machine, engine, toy, clock] → démonter
take away
(= remove) [+ citizenship] → retirer; [+ object] → prendre; [+ pain] → faire disparaître
to take sth away from sb → prendre qch à qn
(= carry away) → emporter
He took the book away with him → Il a emporté le livre.
hot meals to take away (British)des plats chauds à emporter
(= lead away) [+ person] → emmener
I'll take you away for a few days in the countryside → Je t'emmènerai quelques jours à la campagne.
(MATHEMATICS) (= subtract) → retirer, soustraire
What's 35 take away 10? → Ça fait combien 35 moins dix?
take away from
vt (= detract from) [+ pleasure, excitement, achievement, success] → diminuer
The rain didn't take away from the excitement of the day → La pluie n'a rien retiré à l'enthousiasme entourant cette journée.
take back
(= return) → rendre, rapporter
I took it back to the shop → Je l'ai rapporté au magasin.
[+ one's words] → retirer
I take it all back! → Je retire tout ce que j'ai dit!
(= remind of the past) → ramener
It took me back to being five years old → Cela m'a ramené à mes cinq ans.
It took me back ten years → Cela m'a ramené dix ans en arrière.
(= allow to return) [+ partner, husband, wife] → reprendre
take down
(= remove) [+ book] → prendre; [+ ornament, picture, curtains] → enlever
(= dismantle) [+ scaffolding] → démonter; [+ tent, barricade, fence] → démonter
[+ notes] → prendre; [+ details] → noter, prendre
He took down the details in his notebook → Il a pris tous les détails dans son carnet., Il a noté tous les détails dans son carnet.
take in
(= deceive) → prendre
to be taken in by sth → se laisser prendre à qch
I wasn't going to be taken in by his charm → Je n'allais pas me laisser prendre à son charme.
(= understand) → comprendre, saisir
I didn't really take it in → Je n'ai pas vraiment compris.
(= include) → inclure
[+ lodger] → prendre
[+ orphan, stray dog, refugees] → recueillir
[+ dress, waistband] → reprendre
[police] → emmener
to take sb in for questioning → emmener qn pour interrogatoire
(= go to) [+ film, museum, exhibition] → se faire
(= ingest) [+ liquid, food] → absorber
take off
[plane, helicopter] → décoller
The plane took off twenty minutes late → L'avion a décollé avec vingt minutes de retard.
(= become successful) [fashion, career, scheme] → décoller
(= go away) → partir
They took off for a weekend in the country → Ils partirent en week-end à la campagne.
(= remove) [+ coat] → enlever; [+ glasses] → retirer
Take your coat off → Enlevez votre manteau.
She took off her spectacles → Elle retira ses lunettes.
(= imitate) [+ person] → imiter
[+ time] → prendre
She took two days off work → Elle a pris deux jours de congé.
(= lead away) [+ person] → emmener
Martinez was taken off to jail → Martinez fut emmené en prison.
take on
(= accept) [+ work, responsibilities] → accepter
[+ employee] → embaucher
[+ opponent] → se mesurer à
I knew I couldn't take him on → Je savais que je ne pouvais pas me mesurer à lui.
(= assume) [+ appearance, quality] → prendre
His writing took on a greater intensity
BUT Son écriture a gagné en intensité.
[vehicle] [+ passengers, goods, fuel] → emporter, prendre à son bord
take out
(= take outside) [+ chair, table] → sortir
[+ person] (for evening, dinner, day trip)emmener
Jessica's parents took her out for the day → Les parents de Jessica l'ont emmenée pour la journée.
He took her out for a meal → Il l'a emmenée au restaurant.
He took her out to the theatre → Il l'a emmenée au théâtre.
(= remove) → enlever
to take sth out of [+ drawer, box, cupboard] → prendre qch dans
[+ licence] → prendre, se procurer; [+ loan, mortgage] → prendre
take out on
to take sth out on sb (anger, feelings)passer qch sur qn
to take it out on sb
Don't take it out on me! → Ne passe pas tes nerfs sur moi!
take over
vt [+ business] → reprendre
viprendre la suite
I'll take over now → Je vais prendre la suite maintenant.
to take over from sb → prendre la suite de qn, remplacer qn
take to
vt fus
(= start liking) [+ person] → se prendre d'amitié pour; [+ activity] → prendre goût à
(= start) to take to doing sth → prendre l'habitude de faire qch
take up
(= continue after interruption) [+ one's story, activity] → reprendre
(= shorten) [+ dress, trousers, curtains] → reprendre
(= occupy) [+ time, space] → prendre
I won't take up any more of your time → Je ne prendrai pas plus de votre temps., Je n'abuserai pas plus de votre temps.
(= engage in) [+ hobby, activity] → se mettre à
I thought I'd take up fishing → Je pensais me mettre à la pêche.
(= accept) [+ offer, challenge] → accepter
(= begin work in) [+ job, post] → prendre
(= absorb) [+ liquids] → absorber
(= raise) [+ matter, question, subject] → aborder
vi (= start again)
David was taking up where he had left off → David reprenait depuis l'endroit où il s'était arrêté.
take up with
vt [+ man, woman] → se mettre à fréquenter
Sam took up with a widow 21 years younger → Sam se mit à fréquenter une veuve de 21 ans sa cadette.
take up on
to take sb up on an offer (= accept) → accepter l'offre de qn, accepter la proposition de qn
take upon
vt sep
to take it upon o.s. to do sth → prendre sur soi de faire qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


vb: pret <took>, ptp <taken>
When take is part of a set combination, eg to take sb by surprise, to take one’s time, to take a bath, look up the other word.

= remove, stealnehmen; (= take away with one)mitnehmen; (= remove from its place)wegnehmen; to take something from a draweretw aus einer Schublade nehmen; to take something from somebodyjdm etw wegnehmen; I took it by mistakeich habe es aus Versehen mitgenommen; the thieves took everythingdie Einbrecher haben alles mitgenommen; that man has taken my walletder Mann hat mir meine Brieftasche weggenommen or gestohlen; how much did he take off you for that?wie viel hat er dir dafür abverlangt or abgenommen?
= accompany = carry, transportbringen; (= take along with one) person, thingsmitnehmen; let me take your casekomm, ich nehme or trage deinen Koffer; you can’t take it with you when you diewenn du tot bist, nützt es dir auch nichts mehr
? to take sb somewhere I’ll take you to the stationich bringe Sie zum Bahnhof; I’ll take you (with me) to the partyich nehme dich zur Party mit; he took me a new way to the coaster ist mit mir eine neue Strecke zur Küste gefahren; to take somebody to the cinemajdn ins Kino mitnehmen; I’ll take you for a meal (Brit) → ich lade Sie zum Essen ein; to take somebody on a tripmit jdm eine Reise machen; this bus will take you to the town hallder Bus fährt zum Rathaus; this road will take you to Parisdiese Straße führt or geht nach Paris; if it won’t take you out of your waywenn es kein Umweg für Sie ist; what takes you to London this time?was führt Sie diesmal nach London?; his ability took him to the top of his professionseine Begabung brachte ihn in seinem Beruf bis an die Spitze
= get hold ofnehmen; to take somebody’s arm/handjds Arm/Hand nehmen; to take somebody by the throatjdn am Kragen (inf)or an der Kehle packen; to take a knife by the handleein Messer am Griff (an)fassen or beim Griff nehmen; take three eggs (Cook) → man nehme drei Eier
? to be taken … to be taken sick or illkrank werden; she has been taken ill with pneumoniasie hat eine Lungenentzündung bekommen
= capture personfassen, fangen; animalfangen; town, country etceinnehmen, erobern; shipkapern; (Chess etc) → schlagen, nehmen; (Cards) trickmachen; to take somebody prisonerjdn gefangen nehmen; they took 200 prisonerssie machten 200 Gefangene; to be taken alivelebend gefasst werden
= accept, receivenehmen; job, dye, permannehmen; command, lead, second position, roleübernehmen; phone callentgegennehmen, annehmen; take that!da!; (= hold that)halt mal; I won’t take less than £200ich verkaufe es nicht unter £ 200; would you take an offer?kann ich Ihnen ein Angebot machen?; she took paying guestssie vermietete Zimmer an Gäste; to take things as they comedie Dinge nehmen, wie sie kommen; to take a beteine Wette annehmen; I wouldn’t take a bet on itdarauf würde ich keine Wette eingehen; take it from me!das können Sie mir glauben; take it from me, he’ll never …eines können Sie mir glauben, er wird nie; he took the blow on his left armder Schlag traf ihn am linken Arm; (in defence) → er wehrte den Schlag mit dem linken Arm ab; to take somebody into partnershipjdn zu seinem Partner machen; to take somebody into the businessjdn ins Geschäft aufnehmen; will it take a British plug?passt da ein englischer Stecker (rein)?; the school only takes boys/private pupilsdie Schule nimmt nur Jungen/Privatschüler (auf); he takes (private) pupilser gibt (Privat)stunden
? take it or leave it (you can) take it or leave itja oder nein(, ganz wie Sie wollen); I can take it or leave itich mache mir nicht besonders viel daraus
= occupy, possesssich (dat)nehmen; take a seat/chair!nehmen Sie Platz!, setzen Sie sich doch!; take your seats!nehmen Sie Ihre Plätze ein!; this seat is takendieser Platz ist besetzt; to take a wife (old)sich (dat)eine Frau nehmen (old); he took her (sexually) → er nahm sie; take your partners for a waltzführen Sie Ihre Partnerinnen zum Walzer
= buy, rent esp Brit → nehmen; (= buy regularly) newspaper etcimmer nehmen or kaufen; (on subscription) → beziehen, bekommen; I’ll take a pound of applesich nehme ein Pfund Äpfel; I think I’ll take the steakich glaube, ich nehme das Steak
= gain prize, honours etcbekommen; game, matchgewinnen; the shop takes £10,000 a week (Brit) → das Geschäft nimmt £ 10.000 pro Woche ein
= sit exammachen, ablegen; driving testmachen; to take a PhDpromovieren, den Doktor machen (inf); he took his degree in 1995er hat 1995 Examen gemacht or sein Examen abgelegt
= teach lessonhalten, geben; subjectunterrichten, geben; classunterrichten, nehmen; he takes 25 classes a weeker hat or gibt 25 Wochenstunden; who takes you for Latin? (Brit) who are you taking for Latin? (US) → bei wem habt ihr Latein?, wer unterrichtet or gibt bei euch Latein?
= study, learn course, Frenchmachen; (as optional subject) → wählen; lessons, private tuitionnehmen
= organize census, polldurchführen; church service(ab)halten; to take (the chair at) a meetingden Vorsitz bei einer Versammlung führen; he takes a scout troop in the eveningsabends hat er eine Pfadfindergruppe
= go on walk, strollmachen; tripunternehmen
= travel by taxi, trainnehmen, fahren mit; motorway, country roadsnehmen, fahren auf (+dat); to take the planefliegen; to take the next busden nächsten Bus nehmen; we took a wrong turning (Brit) or turn (US) → wir sind falsch abgebogen
= consume drink, foodzu sich (dat)nehmen; drugs, pill, medicinenehmen; (on directions for use) → einnehmen; to take sugar in one’s teaden Tee mit Zucker trinken; to take a sip/a drinkein Schlückchen/einen Schluck trinken; do you take sugar?nehmen Sie Zucker?; to take a meal (old)(etwas) essen, speisen (geh); I took tea with her (dated form)ich war bei ihr zum Tee; they took tea together once a week (old)sie trafen sich einmal wöchentlich zum Tee; they took coffee on the verandasie tranken den Kaffee auf der Veranda; will you take coffee or tea?möchten Sie Kaffee oder Tee?; not to be taken (internally) (Med) → nur zur äußerlichen Anwendung
Film, Phot photomachen; (= shoot)drehen; he took the whole grouper nahm die ganze Gruppe auf
= write down letter, dictationaufnehmen; address, details, particulars (→ sich dat) → aufschreiben, (→ sich dat) → notieren; to take notessich (dat)Notizen machen
= measure temperature, pulsemessen; to take somebody’s measurementsbei jdm Maß nehmen; to take the measurements of a roomein Zimmer ausmessen; to take somebody’s temperature/pulsejds Temperatur or bei jdm Fieber/den Puls messen
= toleratesich (dat)gefallen lassen; alcohol, climatevertragen; long journeyaushalten; emotional experience, shockfertig werden mit, verkraften; (thing) → aushalten; I can take itich kanns verkraften, ich werde damit fertig; I just can’t take any moreich bin am Ende; I just can’t take it any moredas halte ich nicht mehr aus; I won’t take any nonsense!ich dulde keinen Unsinn!
= respond to news, blowaufnehmen, reagieren auf (+acc); personnehmen; she never knows how to take himsie weiß nie, woran sie bei ihm ist; she took his death very badlysein Tod hat sie sehr mitgenommen
= understandauffassen, verstehen; I would take that to mean …ich würde das so auffassen or verstehen; how am I meant to take that?wie soll ich das auffassen or verstehen?; she took what he said as a complimentsie hat das, was er sagte, als Kompliment aufgefasst; do you take my meaning?verstehen Sie mich?, verstehen Sie, was ich meine?
= assumeannehmen; to take somebody/something for or to be …jdn/etw für … halten; how old do you take him to be?für wie alt halten Sie ihn?, wie alt schätzen Sie ihn?; what do you take me for?wofür hältst du mich eigentlich?; may I take it that …?darf ich annehmen, dass … ?; I take it you don’t want to comeich nehme an, du willst nicht mitkommen, du willst wohl nicht mitkommen
= consider case, examplenehmen; take (the case of) England in the 17th centurynehmen Sie zum Beispiel England im 17. Jahrhundert; taking everything together, it’s been a very successful dayalles in allem (genommen,) war es ein sehr erfolgreicher Tag; taking one year with anotherwenn man die Jahre zusammen betrachtet
= extractentnehmen (→ from +dat); he takes his examples from real lifeseine Beispiele sind aus dem Leben gegriffen; to take a quotation from a texteine Stelle aus einem Text zitieren
= requirebrauchen; clothes sizehaben; the journey takes 3 hoursdie Fahrt dauert 3 Stunden; the wound took five weeks to heales dauerte fünf Wochen, bis die Wunde verheilt war; I took a long time over itich habe lange dazu gebraucht
? it takes it takes five hours/men …man braucht or benötigt fünf Stunden/Leute; it takes me five hours …ich brauche fünf Stunden; it took ten men to complete the jobzehn Leute waren nötig or es wurden zehn Leute benötigt, um diese Arbeit zu erledigen; it took him two hours to write a page, it took two hours for him to write a pageer brauchte zwei Stunden, um eine Seite zu schreiben; it took a lot of courage/intelligencedazu gehörte viel Mut/Intelligenz; it takes more than that to make me angrydeswegen werde ich noch lange nicht wütend; it takes timees braucht (seine) Zeit, es dauert (eine Weile); it took a long timees hat lange gedauert; it took me a long timeich habe lange gebraucht; it won’t take longdas dauert nicht lange; it won’t take long to convince himer ist schnell or leicht überzeugt; that’ll take some explainingdas wird schwer zu erklären sein; it takes some believingdas kann man kaum glauben
? what it takes she’s got what it takes (inf)sie ist nicht ohne (inf), → die bringts (sl); (= is capable also)sie kann was (inf); it’s a difficult job but he’s got what it takes (inf)es ist eine schwierige Arbeit, aber er hat das Zeug dazu
= support weightaushalten; the bridge can take 5 tonsdie Brücke hat eine Höchstbelastung von 5 Tonnen
= have capacity or room for people, booksPlatz haben für; gallonsfassen; the road can take 3,500 cars an hourdie Straße bewältigt eine Verkehrsdichte von 3.500 Autos pro Stunde
= negotiate obstaclenehmen; hurdle, fenceüberspringen; bend, corner (person) → nehmen; (car) → fahren um; hillhinauffahren
= sing, dance, play etc let’s take it from the beginning of Act 2fangen wir mit dem Anfang vom zweiten Akt an; let’s take that scene againdie Szene machen wir noch einmal; the orchestra took that passage too quicklydas Orchester hat die Stelle zu schnell gespielt; the director took her through her linesder Regisseur ging die Rolle mit ihr durch
Math = subtractabziehen (from von)
Gram → stehen mit; (preposition) casegebraucht werden mit, haben (inf); verbs that take “haben”Verben, die mit „haben“ konjugiert werden; this word takes the accent on the first syllabledieses Wort wird auf der ersten Silbe betont
illness (old, dial)bekommen; to take a coldsich erkälten
= take hold fireangehen; (dye, perm, graft)angenommen werden; (vaccination)anschlagen; (plant)anwachsen; (seeds)kommen; (fish: = bite) → anbeißen; (fig, gimmick) → ankommen (inf); (novel, idea)Anklang finden; the ink won’t take on this paperdieses Papier nimmt die Druckfarbe nicht an
= become she took ill (inf)sie wurde krank
= detract that doesn’t take from his meritdas tut seinen Verdiensten keinen Abbruch, das schmälert seine Verdienste nicht; that takes from its usefulness/attractiondas vermindert den Gebrauchswert/die Anziehungskraft
Film → Aufnahme f; after several takes they …nachdem sie die Szene mehrmals gedreht hatten, … sie …
= catch (Hunt) → Beute f; (Fishing) → Fang m
= takings US infEinnahmen pl
= approachEinstellung f(on zu); take on lifeLebenseinstellung f
? take aback vt sepüberraschen; I was completely taken abackmir hatte es völlig den Atem verschlagen, ich war völlig perplex
? take after vi +prep objnachschlagen (+dat); (in looks) → ähneln (+dat), → ähnlich sein (+dat)
? take along vt sepmitnehmen
? take apart vt sepauseinandernehmen; (= dismantle also)zerlegen; (fig inf) person, team etcauseinandernehmen
? take (a)round vt sepmitnehmen; (= show around)herumführen
? take aside vt sepbeiseitenehmen
? take away vi to take away from somethingetw schmälern; from merit, reputation alsoeiner Sache (dat)Abbruch tun; from worthetw mindern or verringern; from pleasure, fun etcetw beeinträchtigen vt sep
(= subtract)abziehen; 6 take away 26 weniger 2
(= remove) child, thing, privilegewegnehmen (from sb jdm); (from school etc) → nehmen (from aus); (= lead, transport, carry away)weg- or fortbringen (from von); prisonerabführen (→ to in +acc); to take somebody/something away (with one)jdn/etw mitnehmen; to take away somebody’s pain/freedom etcjdm die Schmerzen/Freiheit etc nehmen; they’ve come to take him awaysie sind da, um ihn abzuholen; “not to be taken away” (on library book) → nicht für die Ausleihe; what takes you away so early?warum müssen Sie denn schon so früh gehen?
foodmitnehmen; pizza to take awayPizza zum Mitnehmen
from the 15th bar, take it away!noch mal von Takt 15, los!

? take back vt sep
(= reclaim, get back)sich (dat)zurückgeben lassen; toy etcwieder wegnehmen; (fig: = retract) threat, statementzurücknehmen
(= return)zurückbringen; he took us back (home)er brachte uns (nach Hause) zurück, er brachte uns wieder heim
(= agree to receive again) thingzurücknehmen; employeewieder einstellen; husbandwieder aufnehmen; boyfriendwieder gehen mit; tenantwieder vermieten an (+acc)
(= remind) to take somebody back to his childhoodjdn in seine Kindheit zurückversetzen; this photograph/that takes me backdieses Foto/das ruft Erinnerungen wach; that takes me back fifteen yearsdas erinnert mich an die Zeit vor fünfzehn Jahren

? take down vt sep
(lit, off high shelf etc) → herunternehmen; curtains, decorationsabnehmen; Christmas cardswegräumen; pictureabhängen; flageinholen; to take one’s trousers downseine Hose herunterlassen
(= dismantle) scaffolding etcabbauen; tentabbrechen, abbauen; railing, gateentfernen
(= write down) (→ sich dat) → notieren or aufschreiben; notes (→ sich dat) → machen; letteraufnehmen; speech, lecturemitschreiben; anything you say will be taken down and …alles, was Sie sagen, wird festgehalten und …; take this down pleasenotieren Sie bitte, bitte schreiben Sie
(= humble)einen Dämpfer geben (+dat) ? peg

? take home vt sep £400 per weeknetto verdienen or bekommen
? take in vt sep
(= bring in) thing, personhereinbringen or -nehmen; harvesteinbringen; I’ll take the car in(to work) on Mondayich fahre am Montag mit dem Auto (zur Arbeit); when are you taking the car in (to the garage)?wann bringen Sie das Auto in die Werkstatt?; to take a lady in to dinnereine Dame zu Tisch führen
(= receive in one’s home) refugee(bei sich) aufnehmen, beherbergen; child, stray dogzu sich nehmen, ins Haus nehmen; (for payment) student(Zimmer) vermieten an (+acc); she takes in lodgerssie vermietet (Zimmer)
(= receive) moneyeinnehmen; to take in laundry/sewingWasch-/Näharbeiten übernehmen
(= make narrower) dressenger machen; to take in saildie Segel reffen
(usu insep: = include, cover) → einschließen; the lecture took in all the more recent developmentsder Vortrag berücksichtigte auch alle neueren Entwicklungen
(= note visually) surroundings, contentswahrnehmen, registrieren (inf); area, roomüberblicken; (= grasp, understand) meaning, lecturebegreifen; impressions, sightsaufnehmen; situationerfassen; the children were taking it all indie Kinder haben alles mitbekommen or mitgekriegt (inf); his death was so sudden that she couldn’t take it insein Tod kam so plötzlich, dass sie es gar nicht fassen konnte
(= deceive)hereinlegen; to be taken inhereingelegt werden; to be taken in by somebody/somethingauf jdn/etw hereinfallen; to be taken in by appearancessich vom äußeren Schein täuschen lassen
(= go to) film, party, town(noch) mitnehmen (inf)

? take off vi
(plane, passengers)starten, abfliegen; (plane: = leave the ground) → abheben; (Sport) → abspringen; (fig, project, sales) → anlaufen; (film, product)ankommen; (career) → abheben
(inf: = leave) → sich absetzen, sich davonmachen (inf)
vt sep
(= remove, cut off) beard, hat, lidabnehmen (prep obj von); tablecloth, bedspreadherunternehmen, entfernen (prep obj von); pillowcases etcabziehen (prep obj von); coat, gloves etc (→ sich dat) → ausziehen; leg, limbabnehmen, amputieren; (= withdraw) playabsetzen; food from menu, train, busstreichen (prep obj von); service, taxabschaffen; (= remove from duty, job) detective, journalist etcabziehen (prep obj von); waitress, driverablösen; to take something off somebodyjdm etw abnehmen; double deckers have been taken off this routeDoppeldecker werden auf dieser Strecke nicht mehr eingesetzt; to take the receiver off (the hook)den Hörer abnehmen, den Hörer von der Gabel nehmen; he took her dress offer zog ihr das Kleid aus; she took her dress offsie zog ihr Kleid aus, sie zog (→ sich dat) → das Kleid aus; he took his/her clothes offer zog sich/sie aus; would you like to take your coat off?möchten Sie ablegen?; he had two inches taken off (his hair)er hat sich (dat)die Haare 5 cm kürzer schneiden lassen; please take a little off the topbitte oben etwas kürzer; the barber took too much offder Friseur hat zu viel abgeschnitten; the 5 o’clock train has been taken off today/for the summerder 5-Uhr-Zug ist heute ausgefallen/wurde den Sommer über (vom Fahrplan) gestrichen
(= deduct)abziehen (prep obj von); (from price) 5%, 50pnachlassen; he took 50p off (the price)er hat 50 Pence nachgelassen, er hat es 50 Pence billiger gemacht
(= lead away, go away with)mitnehmen; (under arrest etc) → abführen; he was taken off to hospitaler wurde ins Krankenhaus gebracht; to take oneself off (inf)sich auf den Weg machen
(from ship, wreck) → von Bord holen; (from island, mountain) → herunterholen (prep obj von)
(= have free) week, Mondayfreinehmen; to take time off (work)sich (dat)freinehmen; to take a day off (work)einen Tag freinehmen
(Brit: = imitate) → nachmachen, nachahmen
+prep obj (in phrases) to take somebody’s mind off somethingjdn von etw ablenken; to take the weight off one’s feetseine Beine ausruhen; to take somebody/something off somebody’s handsjdm jdn/etw abnehmen; to take years/ten years off somebodyjdn um Jahre/zehn Jahre verjüngen

? take on vi
(inf: = become upset) → sich aufregen
(= become popular: song, fashion etc) → sich durchsetzen
vt sep
(= undertake) job, workan- or übernehmen; responsibilityauf sich (acc)nehmen or laden, übernehmen; sick person, backward childsich annehmen (+gen); betannehmen; when he married her he took on more than he bargained forals er sie heiratete, hat er sich (dat)mehr aufgeladen or aufgebürdet, als er gedacht hatte; he took on the fundraisinger hat es übernommen, das Geld aufzutreiben
(Sport etc: = accept as opponent) → antreten gegen; union, shop stewardsich anlegen mit; I could take on someone twice your sizeich könnte es mit einem aufnehmen, der zweimal so groß ist wie Sie; I’ll take you on at tennisich werde gegen Sie im Tennis antreten; I bet you £50 — OK, I’ll take you onich wette mit Ihnen um £ 50 — gut, die Wette gilt
(= employ)einstellen, anstellen; apprenticeannehmen
(= take aboard) passengers (coach, train etc) → aufnehmen; (plane, ship) → an Bord nehmen, übernehmen; cargo, stores(über)nehmen, laden; fueltanken
(= assume) colour, aspect, expressionbekommen, annehmen; her face/eyes took on a doleful expressionihr Gesicht nahm/ihre Augen nahmen einen traurigen Ausdruck an; his face took on a greenish tingesein Gesicht verfärbte sich grün or bekam einen grünen Schimmer; he took on an air of importanceer gab sich (dat)eine gewichtige Miene

? take out vt sep
(= bring or carry out)(hinaus)bringen (of aus); (out of garage) carherausfahren (of aus); (for drive etc) car, boatwegfahren mit; the current took the boat out to seadie Strömung trieb das Boot aufs Meer hinaus
(to theatre etc) → ausgehen mit, ausführen; to take the children/dog out (for a walk)mit den Kindern/dem Hund spazieren gehen or einen Spaziergang machen, den Hund ausführen; to take somebody out for a drivemit jdm eine Autofahrt machen; to take somebody out to or for dinner/to the operajdn zum Essen/in die Oper einladen or ausführen; he has been taking her out for several monthser geht schon seit einigen Monaten mit ihr
(= pull out, extract)herausnehmen; toothziehen; appendix etcherausnehmen, entfernen; nail, screwherausziehen (of aus); to take something out of somethingetw aus etw (heraus)nehmen; take your hands out of your pocketsnimm die Hände aus der Tasche
(= cause to disappear) stainentfernen (from aus); cold water will take the stain out of the tableclothmit kaltem Wasser geht der Fleck aus dem Tischtuch heraus
(= withdraw from bank etc)abheben
(= deduct) take it out of the housekeepingnimm es vom Haushaltsgeld; to take time out from somethingvon etw (eine Zeit lang) Urlaub nehmen; to take time out from doing somethingetw eine Zeit lang nicht tun
(= procure) insuranceabschließen; mortgageaufnehmen; to take out a licenceeine Lizenz erwerben, sich (dat)eine Lizenz geben lassen ? patent, subscription, summons
to take somebody out of himselfjdn auf andere Gedanken bringen
(inf) to take something out on somebodyetw an jdm auslassen (inf)or abreagieren (inf); to take it out on somebodysich an jdm abreagieren
(= tire) to take it/a lot out of somebodyjdn ziemlich/sehr schlauchen (inf)
(Mil, fig, Sport) → außer Gefecht setzen; villageangreifen
(inf: = kill) → beseitigen
(US) = take away VT c

? take over vi (= assume government)an die Macht kommen; (military junta etc)die Macht ergreifen; (party)an die Regierung kommen; (new boss etc)die Leitung übernehmen; (in a place: tourists, guests etc) → sich breitmachen (inf); to take over (from somebody)jdn ablösen; can you take over?können Sie mich/ihn etc ablösen?; he’s ill so I have to take overda er krank ist, muss ich (für ihn) einspringen; his wife has taken over completelyseine Frau führt das Regiment; the next shift takes over at 6 o’clockdie nächste Schicht übernimmt um 6 Uhr; the Martians have taken overdie Marsmenschen haben die Erde/Stadt etc besetzt vt sep
(= take control or possession of)übernehmen; tourists take Edinburgh over in the summerim Sommer machen sich die Touristen in Edinburgh breit (inf); she took over the whole show (inf)sie riss das Regiment an sich
(= escort or carry across) personhinüberbringen; (+prep obj) → bringen über (+acc); (in boat) → übersetzen; (to visit town, people etc) → mitnehmen (to nach, to sb zu jdm)
to take somebody over something (= show round)jdn durch etw führen, jdm etw zeigen; (= tell about) factsetw mit jdm durchgehen

? take round vt sep (esp Brit)
I’ll take it round (to her place or to her)ich bringe es zu ihr
(= show round)führen (prep obj durch)

? take to vi +prep obj
(= form liking for) personmögen, sympathisch finden; somebody takes to a game/subject/placeein Spiel/Fach/Ort sagt jdm zu; the children soon took to their new surroundingsden Kindern gefiel es bald in der neuen Umgebung; I’ll never take to itdafür werde ich mich nie erwärmen or begeistern können; I don’t know how she’ll take to him/itich weiß nicht, wie sie auf ihn/darauf reagieren wird; I don’t take kindly to thatich kann das nicht leiden; I don’t take kindly to you doing thatich kann es nicht leiden, wenn Sie das tun
(= form habit of) to take to doing somethinganfangen, etw zu tun; to take to drinkzu trinken anfangen, sich (dat)das Trinken angewöhnen; to take to drugsanfangen, Drogen zu nehmen; she took to telling everyone that …sie erzählte allen Leuten, dass …
(= escape to) woods, hillssich flüchten or zurückziehen in (+acc), → Zuflucht suchen in (+dat); to take to the boatssich in die Boote retten; to take to one’s bedsich ins Bett legen ? heel1

? take up vi (= continue) (person)weitermachen; chapter 3 takes up where chapter 1 left offdas dritte Kapitel schließt thematisch ans erste an vt sep
(= raise, lift)aufnehmen; carpet, floorboardshochnehmen; roadaufreißen; dresskürzer machen, kürzen; penzur Hand nehmen, greifen zu; take up your bed and walk (Bibl) → nimm dein Bett und wandle
(= lead or carry upstairs etc) invalid, childhinaufbringen; visitor(mit) hinaufnehmen; thinghinauftragen
(vehicles) passengersmitnehmen, einsteigen lassen
(= occupy) time, attentionin Anspruch nehmen, beanspruchen; spaceeinnehmen
(= absorb) (→ in sich acc) → aufnehmen; esp liquidsaufsaugen
matter, point (= raise)besprechen, zur Sprache bringen; (= go into)eingehen auf (+acc); I’ll take that up with the headmasterdas werde ich beim Rektor zur Sprache bringen or mit dem Rektor besprechen; I’d like to take up the point you made earlier onich möchte auf das eingehen, was Sie vorhin sagten
(= start doing as hobby) photography, archaeologyzu seinem Hobby machen; a hobbysich (dat)zulegen; a language(anfangen zu) lernen; to take up painting/pottery/the guitaranfangen zu malen/zu töpfern/Gitarre zu spielen
(= adopt) causesich einsetzen für, verfechten; ideaaufgreifen; casesich annehmen (+gen); to take up an attitudeeine Haltung einnehmen; to take up a person (as protégé) → sich eines Menschen annehmen; to take up a position (lit)eine Stellung einnehmen; (fig)eine Haltung einnehmen
(= accept) challenge, invitationannehmen; suggestionaufgreifen
(= start) job, employmentannehmen; new job, postantreten; one’s dutiesübernehmen; careereinschlagen; he left to take up a job as a headmasterer ist gegangen, um eine Stelle als Schulleiter zu übernehmen; to take up residencesich niederlassen (→ at, in in +dat); (in house) → einziehen (→ in in +acc); (sovereign etc) → Residenz beziehen (→ in in +dat)
(= continue) storyaufnehmen; conversationfortfahren mit, weiterführen; (= join in) chorus, chanteinstimmen in (+acc); the crowd took up the crydie Menge nahm den Schrei auf
to take somebody up on his/her invitation/offervon jds Einladung/Angebot Gebrauch machen; to take somebody up on his/her promisejdn beim Wort nehmen; I’ll take you up on thatich werde davon Gebrauch machen; (on promise etc) → ich nehme Sie beim Wort
(= question, argue with) I would like to take you up on thatich möchte gern etwas dazu sagen; he took me up on that pointdagegen hatte er etwas einzuwenden; I would like to take you up on what you said about strikeszu ihrer Bemerkung über Streiks hätte ich noch etwas zu sagen
(Fin) to take up an optionBezugsrecht ausüben; to take up a billeinen Wechsel einlösen; to take up sharesAktien beziehen
to be taken up with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw sehr beschäftigt sein

? take upon vt +prep obj he took that job upon himselfer hat das völlig ungebeten getan; he took it upon himself to answer for meer meinte, er müsse für mich antworten
? take up with vi +prep obj personsich anfreunden mit; to take up with bad companyin schlechte Gesellschaft geraten


takeaway (esp Brit)
(= meal)Essen ntzum Mitnehmen; let’s get a takewir können uns ja etwas (zu essen) holen or mitnehmen
(= restaurant)Imbissstube f
adj attr foodzum Mitnehmen; the take menu is quite differentfür Gerichte zum Mitnehmen gibt es eine andere Speisekarte
takedown (esp US)
adj gun etczerlegbar, auseinandernehmbar
(= taking apart)Zerlegen nt
(= gadget)(leicht) zerlegbares Gerät
(Wrestling) → Niederwurf m
(inf: = police raid or arrest) → Razzia f, → Polizeiaktion f
take-home pay
nNettolohn m
n (inf)Schwindel m


(Aviat) → Start m, → Abflug m; (= moment of leaving ground)Abheben nt; (Sport) → Absprung m; (= place)Absprungstelle for -brett nt; the plane was ready for takedas Flugzeug war startbereit or flugklar; at takebeim Start or Abheben; to be cleared for takeStarterlaubnis haben/bekommen
(Brit: = imitation) → Parodie f, → Nachahmung f; to do a take of somebodyjdn nachahmen or nachmachen (inf)
takeout (esp US)
adj meal etczum Mitnehmen; restaurant etcmit Straßenverkauf
(= takeaway food)Essen ntzum Mitnehmen; should we get a take?holen wir uns Essen or was zum Mitnehmen?
(= takeaway restaurant)Restaurant ntmit Straßenverkauf
n (Comm) → Übernahme f
takeover bid
nÜbernahmeangebot nt
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[teɪk] (took (vb: pt) (taken (pp)))
1. vt
a. (gen) → prendere; (remove, steal) → portar via
let me take your coat → posso prenderti il cappotto?
to take sb's hand → prendere qn per mano
to take sb's arm → appoggiarsi al braccio di qn
to take sb by the throat → afferrare qn alla gola
he must be taken alive → dev'essere preso vivo
to take the train → prendere il treno
take the first on the left → prenda la prima a sinistra
he hasn't taken any food for four days → non mangia nulla da quattro giorni
to take notes → prendere appunti
take 6 from 9 (Math) → 9 meno 6
he took £5 off the price → ha fatto uno sconto di 5 sterline
to take a trick (Cards) → fare una presa
"to be taken three times a day" (Med) → "da prendersi tre volte al dì"
to take cold/fright → prendere freddo/paura
to be taken ill → avere un malore
b. (bring, carry) → portare; (accompany) → accompagnare
I took the children with me → ho portato i bambini con me
to take for a walk (child, dog) → portare a fare una passeggiata
c. (require, effort, courage) → volerci, occorrere (Gram) → prendere, reggere
it took me two hours to do it, I took two hours to do it → mi ci sono volute due ore per farlo
it won't take long → non ci vorrà molto tempo
she's got what it takes to do the job → ha i requisiti necessari per quel lavoro
it takes a brave man to do that → ci vuole del coraggio per farlo
it takes a lot of time/courage → occorre or ci vuole molto tempo/coraggio
that will take some explaining → non sarà facile da spiegare
it takes some believing → bisogna fare uno sforzo per crederci
d. (accept, receive) → accettare; (obtain, win, prize) → vincere, ottenere; (1st place) → conquistare (Comm) (money) → incassare
he didn't take my advice → non mi ha ascoltato
how did he take the news? → come ha preso la notizia?
please take a seat → prego, si sieda
is this seat taken? → è occupato (questo posto)?
it's worth taking a chance → vale la pena di correre il rischio
it's £50, take it or leave it → sono 50 sterline, prendere o lasciare
can you take it from here? (handing over task) → puoi andare avanti tu?
you must take us as you find us → devi prenderci per quel che siamo
e. (have room or capacity for, passengers) → contenere; (support, subj, bridge) → avere una portata di; (chair) → tenere
the hall will take 200 people → nel salone c'è posto per 200 persone
the bus takes 60 passengers → l'autobus porta 60 persone
it will take at least five litres → contiene almeno cinque litri
f. (conduct, meeting) → condurre; (church service) → officiare; (teach, study, course) → fare; (exam, test) → fare, sostenere
the professor is taking the French course himself → sarà il professore stesso a fare or tenere il corso di francese
I only took Russian for one year → ho fatto russo solo per un anno
I took the driving test → ho fatto or sostenuto l'esame di guida
g. (understand, assume) → pensare; (consider, case, example) → prendere
how old do you take him to be? → quanti anni pensi che abbia?
I took him for a doctor → l'ho preso per un dottore
I took him to be foreign → l'ho preso per uno straniero
I take it that ... → suppongo che...
may I take it that ...? → allora posso star certo che...?
take it from me! → credimi!
take D.H. Lawrence, for example → prendete D.H. Lawrence, per esempio
h. (put up with, tolerate, climate, alcohol) → sopportare
she can't take the heat → non sopporta il caldo
I can't take any more! → non ce la faccio più!
I won't take no for an answer → non accetterò una risposta negativa or un rifiuto
i. (negotiate, bend) → prendere; (fence) → saltare
j. (attracted) to be taken with sb/sthessere tutto/a preso/a da qn/qc
I'm quite taken with the idea → l'idea non mi dispiace per niente
k. (as function verb, see other element) to take a photographfare una fotografia
to take a bath/shower → fare un bagno/una doccia
take your time! → calma!
it took me by surprise → mi ha colto di sorpresa
2. vi (dye, fire) → prendere; (injection) → fare effetto; (plant, cutting) → attecchire
3. n (Cine) → ripresa
take after vi + prepassomigliare a
take against vi + prepprendere in antipatia
take along vt + advportare
take apart vt + adv (clock, machine) → smontare (fig) (fam) (criticize) → demolire
take aside vt + advprendere in disparte
take away
1. vi + adv to take away from sthdanneggiare qc
his bad temper took away from the pleasure of our party → ci ha guastato un po' la festa con il suo cattivo umore
2. vt + adv
a. (subtract) to take away (from)sottrarre (da)
b. (remove, person, thing, privilege) → togliere; (carry away, lead away) → portar via
we took him away on holiday → l'abbiamo portato in vacanza
pizzas to take away → pizze fpl da asporto
take back vt + adv
a. (get back, reclaim) → riprendere; (retract, statement, promise) → ritirare
b. (return, book, goods, person) → riportare
can you take him back home? → puoi riaccompagnarlo a casa?
it takes me back to my childhood (fig) → mi ha fatto tornare alla mia infanzia
take down vt + adv
a. (curtains, picture, vase from shelf) → tirare giù
b. (dismantle, scaffolding) → smontare; (building) → demolire
c. (write down, notes, address) → prendere; (letter) → scrivere
take in vt + adv
a. (bring in, object, harvest) → portare dentro; (person) → far entrare; (lodger) → prendere, ospitare; (orphan) → accogliere; (stray dog) → raccogliere
b. (receive, money) → incassare; (laundry, sewing) → prendere a domicilio
c. (Sewing) → stringere
d. (include, cover) → coprire; (prices) → includere, comprendere
we took in Florence on the way → abbiamo visitato anche Firenze durante il viaggio
e. (grasp, understand, meaning, complex subject) → capire; (situation) → rendersi conto di; (impressions, sights) → assimilare; (visually, surroundings, people, area) → prendere nota con uno sguardo
he took the situation in at a glance → ha afferrato subito la situazione
f. (deceive, cheat) → imbrogliare, abbindolare
to be taken in by appearances → farsi ingannare dalle apparenze
take off
1. vi + adv
a. (plane, passengers) → decollare; (high jumper) → spiccare un salto
2. vt + adv
a. (remove, clothes) → togliere or togliersi; (price tag, lid, item from menu) → togliere; (leg, limb) → amputare; (cancel, train) → sopprimere
b. (deduct, from bill, price) she took 50p offha fatto 50 penny di sconto
c. (lead away, person, object) → portare
she was taken off to the hospital → è stata portata all'ospedale
to take o.s. off → andarsene
d. (imitate) → imitare
3. vt + prep
a. (remove, clothes, price tag, lid) → togliere da; (item from menu) → cancellare da; (cancel, train) → togliere da
to take sb off sth (remove from duty, job) → allontanare qn da qc
they took him off the Financial Page (journalist) → gli hanno tolto la pagina economica
b. (deduct, from bill, price) he took 5% off the price for memi ha fatto uno sconto del 5% sul prezzo
take on
1. vi + adv
a. (old) (fam) (become upset) → prendersela
b. (song, fashion) → fare presa
2. vt + adv
a. (work) → accettare, intraprendere; (responsibility) → prendersi, addossarsi; (bet, challenger) → affrontare
b. (worker) (fig) (qualities, form) → assumere; (cargo, passengers) → caricare
her face took on a wistful expression → sul suo volto si era dipinta un'espressione malinconica
take out vt + adv
a. (bring, carry out) → portare fuori
he took the dog out for a walk → ha portato il cane a passeggio
can I take you out to lunch? → posso invitarti a pranzo fuori?
b. (extract, appendix, tooth) → togliere; (remove, stain) → rimuovere, togliere; (pull out, from pocket, drawer) to take sth out of sthtirare fuori qc da qc, estrarre qc da qc
c. (insurance, patent, licence) → prendere, ottenere, procurarsi
d. to take sb out of himselffar distrarre qn
redecorating a house takes it out of you → è spossante ridipingere una casa
don't take it out on me! → non prendertela con me!
take over
1. vi + adv (dictator, political party) → prendere il potere
to take over from sb → prendere le consegne da qn, subentrare a qn
2. vt + adv (debts, business) → rilevare; (company) → assumere il controllo di
to take over sb's job → subentrare a qn nel lavoro
the tourists have taken over Florence (fig) → i turisti hanno preso d'assalto Firenze
take to vi + prep
a. (develop liking for, person) → prendere in simpatia; (games, surroundings, activity) → prendere gusto a
I just can't take to my friend's husband → il marito della mia amica non riesce proprio a piacermi
she didn't take kindly to the idea → l'idea non le è piaciuta per niente
b. (form habit of) to take to sthdarsi a qc
to take to doing sth → prendere or cominciare a fare qc
c. (escape to) → fuggire verso
to take to one's bed → mettersi a letto
take up
1. vi + adv
to take up with sb → fare amicizia con qn
she took up with bad company → si è messa a frequentare cattive compagnie
2. vt + adv
a. (raise, lift) → raccogliere; (subj, bus) → prendere; (carpet, floorboards) → sollevare; (road) → spaccare; (dress, hem) → accorciare
b. (lead, carry upstairs) → portare su
c. (continue) → riprendere
d. (occupy, time, attention) → assorbire; (space) → occupare
it will take up the whole of our Sunday → ci porterà via tutta la domenica
he's very taken up with his work → è molto preso dal suo lavoro
he's very taken up with her → non fa che pensare a lei
e. (absorb, liquids) → assorbire
f. (raise question of, matter, point) → affrontare
g. (start, job, duties) → cominciare; (hobby, sport) to take up painting/golf/photographycominciare a dipingere/giocare a golf/fare fotografie
to take up a career as → intraprendere la carriera di
h. (accept, offer, challenge) → accettare
I'll take you up on your offer → accetto la tua offerta
i. (adopt, cause, case, person) → appoggiare
take upon vt + prep to take sth upon o.s.prendersi la responsabilità di qc
to take it upon o.s. to do sth → prendersi la responsabilità di fare qc
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(teik) verbpast tense took (tuk) : past participle taken
1. (often with down, ~out etc) to reach out for and grasp, hold, lift, pull etc. He took my hand; He took the book down from the shelf; He opened the drawer and took out a gun; I've had a tooth taken out.
2. (often with away, ~in, ~off, ~out etc) to carry, conduct or lead to another place. I took the books (back) to the library; He's taking me with him; Take her into my office; The police took him away; I took the dog out for a walk; He took her out for dinner.
3. to do or perform some action. I think I'll take a walk; Will you take a look?; to take a bath
4. to get, receive, buy, rent etc. I'm taking French lessons; I'll take three kilos of strawberries; We took a house in London.
5. (sometimes with back) to agree to have; to accept; He took my advice ; They refused to take responsibility ; I won't take that (insult) from you! ; I'm afraid we can't take back goods bought in a sale .
6. to need or require. How long does it take you to go home?; It takes time to do a difficult job like this.
7. to travel by (bus etc). I'm taking the next train to London; I took a taxi.
8. to have enough space for. The car takes five people.
9. to make a note, record etc. He took a photograph of the castle; The nurse took the patient's temperature.
10. to remove, use, occupy etc with or without permission. Someone's taken my coat; He took all my money.
11. to consider (as an example). Take John for example.
12. to capture or win. He took the first prize.
13. (often with away, ~from, ~off) to make less or smaller by a certain amount. Take (away) four from ten, and that leaves six.
14. to suppose or think (that something is the case). Do you take me for an idiot?
15. to eat or drink. Take these pills.
16. to conduct, lead or run; to be in charge or control of. Will you take the class/lecture/meeting this evening?
17. to consider or react or behave to (something) in a certain way. He took the news calmly.
18. to feel. He took pleasure/pride / a delight / an interest in his work.
19. to go down or go into (a road). Take the second road on the left.
1. the amount of money taken in a shop etc; takings. What was the take today?
2. the filming of a single scene in a cinema film. After five takes, the director was satisfied.
taker noun
a person who takes (something) especially one who accepts an offer or takes a bet. I offered my friends my car, but there were no takers.
takings noun plural
the amount of money taken at a concert, in a shop etc. the day's takings.
ˈtake-away noun
(American ˈcarry-out or ˈtake-out).
1. food prepared and bought in a restaurant but taken away and eaten somewhere else eg at home. I'll go and buy a take-away; (also adjective) a take-away meal.
2. a restaurant where such food is prepared and bought.
be taken up with
to be busy or occupied with. He's very taken up with his new job.
be taken with/by
to find pleasing or attractive. He was very taken with the village.
take after
to be like (someone, especially a parent or relation) in appearance or character. She takes after her father.
take back
1. to make (someone) remember or think about (something). Meeting my old friends took me back to my childhood.
2. to admit that what one has said is not true. Take back what you said about my sister!
take down
to make a note or record of. He took down her name and address.
take an examination/test
to have one's knowledge or ability tested formally, often in writing.
take (someone) for
to believe (mistakenly) that (someone) is (someone or something else). I took you for your brother.
take in
1. to include. Literature takes in drama, poetry and the novel.
2. to give (someone) shelter. He had nowhere to go, so I took him in.
3. to understand and remember. I didn't take in what he said.
4. to make (clothes) smaller. I lost a lot of weight, so I had to take all my clothes in.
5. to deceive or cheat. He took me in with his story.
take it from me (that)
you can believe me when I say (that). Take it from me – it's true.
take it into one's head (to)
to decide (to). She took it into her head to go to Spain.
take off
1. to remove (clothes etc). He took off his coat.
2. (of an aircraft) to leave the ground. The plane took off for Rome (noun ˈtake-off).
3. not to work during (a period of time). I'm taking tomorrow morning off.
4. to imitate someone (often unkindly). He used to take off his teacher to make his friends laugh (noun ˈtake-off).
take on
1. to agree to do (work etc); to undertake. He took on the job.
2. to employ. They are taking on five hundred more men at the factory.
3. (with at) to challenge (someone) to a game etc. I'll take you on at tennis.
4. to get; to assume. His writing took on a completely new meaning.
5. to allow (passengers) to get on or in. The bus only stops here to take on passengers.
6. to be upset. Don't take on so!
take it out on
to be angry with or unpleasant to because one is angry, disappointed etc oneself. You're upset, but there's no need to take it out on me!
take over
1. to take control (of). He has taken the business over (noun ˈtake-over).
2. (often with from) to do (something) after someone else stops doing it. He retired last year, and I took over (his job) from him.
ˈtake to
1. to find acceptable or pleasing. I soon took to her children/idea.
2. to begin to do (something) regularly. He took to smoking a pipe.
take up
1. to use or occupy (space, time etc). I won't take up much of your time.
2. to begin doing, playing etc. He has taken up the violin/teaching.
3. to shorten (clothes). My skirts were too long, so I had them taken up.
4. to lift or raise; to pick up. He took up the book.
take (something) upon oneself
to take responsibility for. I took it upon myself to make sure she arrived safely.
take (something) up with (someone)
to discuss (especially a complaint). Take the matter up with your MP.

see also bring.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


يَأْخُدُ, يَأْخُذُ svézt se, vzít, vzít si tage nehmen, stehlen αρπάζω, παίρνω ir, llevar, robar, tomar ottaa, viedä prendre odnijeti, putovati, ukrasti portare, prendere ・・・を持っていく, ・・・を盗む, 手に取る ...을 가져가다, 가져가다, 가지고 가다 dragen, nemen ta wziąć, zabrać apanhar, levar, pegar, roubar брать, нести, украсть ta, ta med ขโมย, นั่งรถ, นำไป almak, götürmek lái, lấy, lấy cắp , , 拿取
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


vi. [to get] tomar; [to seize] coger, agarrar; [to carry something, to take someone] llevar; [to remove] quitar;
to be taken illenfermarse;
to ___ notesanotar;
to ___ a tripviajar;
to ___ a walkdar un paseo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


vt (pret took; pp taken) tomar; to — off (clothing, etc.) quitarse; Take off your shirt..Quítese la camisa; to — out extraer (form), extirpar (form), sacar; We have to take out your appendix.. Tenemos que sacarle el apéndice.
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