Related to betake: betake oneself, forsake


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

[Middle English bitaken : bi-, be- + taken, to take; see take.]
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vb (tr) , -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
1. betake oneself to go; move
2. archaic to apply (oneself) to
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v.t. -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
1. to cause (oneself) to go.
2. Archaic. to devote (oneself) to.
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Past participle: betaken
Gerund: betaking

I betake
you betake
he/she/it betakes
we betake
you betake
they betake
I betook
you betook
he/she/it betook
we betook
you betook
they betook
Present Continuous
I am betaking
you are betaking
he/she/it is betaking
we are betaking
you are betaking
they are betaking
Present Perfect
I have betaken
you have betaken
he/she/it has betaken
we have betaken
you have betaken
they have betaken
Past Continuous
I was betaking
you were betaking
he/she/it was betaking
we were betaking
you were betaking
they were betaking
Past Perfect
I had betaken
you had betaken
he/she/it had betaken
we had betaken
you had betaken
they had betaken
I will betake
you will betake
he/she/it will betake
we will betake
you will betake
they will betake
Future Perfect
I will have betaken
you will have betaken
he/she/it will have betaken
we will have betaken
you will have betaken
they will have betaken
Future Continuous
I will be betaking
you will be betaking
he/she/it will be betaking
we will be betaking
you will be betaking
they will be betaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been betaking
you have been betaking
he/she/it has been betaking
we have been betaking
you have been betaking
they have been betaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been betaking
you will have been betaking
he/she/it will have been betaking
we will have been betaking
you will have been betaking
they will have been betaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been betaking
you had been betaking
he/she/it had been betaking
we had been betaking
you had been betaking
they had been betaking
I would betake
you would betake
he/she/it would betake
we would betake
you would betake
they would betake
Past Conditional
I would have betaken
you would have betaken
he/she/it would have betaken
we would have betaken
you would have betaken
they would have betaken
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[bɪˈteɪk] (betook (pt) (betaken (pp))) VT (liter) to betake o.s. todirigirse a, trasladarse a
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pret <betook>, ptp <betaken>
vr (old, hum)sich begeben
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References in classic literature ?
but supposing the invader of domestic bliss to betake himself away at the first rush of the harem's lord, then is it very diverting to watch that lord.
The same secludedness and isolation to which the schoolmaster whale betakes himself in his advancing years, is true of all aged Sperm Whales.
Often of a long winter's evening we would first have tea at the big round table, and then betake ourselves to our work; the while that, to amuse the child and to keep her out of mischief, the old lady would set herself to tell stories.
This unhappy man had made the very principle of his life to consist in the pursuit and systematic exercise revenge; and when, by its completest triumph consummation that evil principle was left with no further material to support it -- when, in short, there was no more Devil's work on earth for him to do, it only remained for the unhumanised mortal to betake himself whither his master would find him tasks enough, and pay him his wages duly.
His second object was to provide beforehand for destroying all traces of the destination to which he might betake himself when he left Aldborough on the wedding-day.
Deists 'betake themselves to Moon-light Reason, as a more excellent and infallible Guide to the Knowledge and Practice of Religion than Revelation' (v).
The first clinical description of (RLS) was provided in the mid 1600's by the English physician Thomas Willis who stated "Wherefore to some, when being abed they betake themselves to sleep, presently in the Arms and Legs, leaping and Contractions of the tendons, and so great a Restlessness and Tossing of their members ensue, that the diseased are no more able to sleep, than if they were in a Place of greatest torture." Over two hundred years later, the physician Ekbom coined the phrase "Restless Legs" and stated that "The syndrome is so common and causes such suffering that it should be known to every physician."
But before this new creek could betake itself unto The Woods beyond, it must pass through The Pool, which was a hole that Erosion had formed and filled with muddy water.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] It is narrated in the compositions of philosophers that scorpions are not born in the same manner like other living beings but that they devour the bowels of their mother and, after gnawing through the belly, betake themselves to the desert.
As a verb, derived from a bandon, it developed from the original meaning 'be/have under control/at one's disposal' to 'betake oneself under the authority/control' to 'give oneself/someone up' (indirect object) to 'forsake, banish; leave someone to one's late' (direct object), thus making up the sememes of ModE abandon.
To accomplish the porpoise objectives was betake to realize the tests pursuant to the requests of factorial orthogonal complete experiment at two levels, such [2.sup.n] ([2.sup.4] = 16 tests).
They cannot maintain the competition, they will be preyed upon and overreached, they will not respect themselves, they will grow discouraged, they will, many of them, betake themselves of idleness, vice, and crime; by all these conjoint influences they will be kept down and gradually diminished in numbers."