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v. took, tak•en, tak•ing,
bring take fetch
If you bring someone or something with you when you come to a place, you have them with you.
The past tense and -ed participle of bring is brought.
If you ask someone to bring you something, you are asking them to carry or move it to the place where you are.
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.
If you take someone or something with you when you go to a place, you have them with you.
If you fetch something, you go to the place where it is and return with it.
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.
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.
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'.
You can say that a smaller vehicle such as a car takes you somewhere.
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'.
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'.
Take is one of the commonest verbs in English. It is used in many different ways. Its other forms are takes, taking, took, taken.
Most commonly, take is used with a noun that refers to an action.
If you take something from one place to another, you carry it there.
Don't confuse take with bring or fetch.
When someone completes an exam or test, you say that they take the exam or test.
If something takes a certain amount of time, you need that amount of time in order to do it.
Past participle: taken
|Noun||1.||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
|Verb||1.||take - carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"|
|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"
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"
|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"
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"
|5.||take - 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?"
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
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"|
take away - take from a person or place; "We took the abused child away from its parents"
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
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"|
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"
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"
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"
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 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"
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"
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"
|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"
compel - necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
|15.||take - experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"|
|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"
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"|
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 - 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"
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"
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"
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"
degas - remove gas from
flick - remove with a flick (of the hand)
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"
shell - remove from its shell or outer covering; "shell the legumes"; "shell mussels"
shuck - remove from the shell; "shuck oysters"
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"
decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
de-ionate - remove ions from; "ionate thyroxine"
de-iodinate - remove iodine from; "de-iodinate the thyroxine"
|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"
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"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
sample, taste, try, try out - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
smoke - inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
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
|19.||take - 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 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"
|22.||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"|
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
|23.||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"|
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"
|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"|
|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"
|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) 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"
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"|
|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"|
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?"|
|32.||take - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"|
|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"
|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"|
bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, make love, 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"
|37.||take - 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"
|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"|
catch - contract; "did you catch a cold?"
steal give, return, restore, yield, hand over, surrender, give back
capture free, release, let go
tolerate avoid, dodge
accept refuse, decline, reject, ignore, dismiss, scorn, spurn, eschew
work fail, flop (informal)
take[teɪk] (took (vb: pt) (taken (pp)))
who took my beer? → ¿quién se ha llevado mi cerveza?
someone's taken my handbag → alguien se ha llevado mi bolso, alguien me ha robado el bolso
I picked up the letter but he took it from me → cogí la carta pero él me la quitó
to take a book from a shelf → sacar un libro de un estante
to take a passage from an author → tomar un pasaje de un autor
take 37 from 121 → resta 37 de 121
she took the spade and started digging → cogió la pala y empezó a excavar
I took him by the scruff of the neck → le cogí por el pescuezo
let me take your case/coat → permíteme tu maleta/abrigo
I'll take the blue one, please → me llevaré el azul
to take sb's arm → tomar del brazo a algn
to take sb in one's arms → abrazar a algn
the devil take it! → ¡maldición! (o.f.)
take five! → ¡hagan una pausa!, ¡descansen un rato!
take your partners for a waltz → saquen a su pareja a bailar un vals
to take sb into partnership → tomar a algn como socio
please take a seat → tome asiento, por favor
is this seat taken? → ¿está ocupado este asiento?
it took me by surprise → me 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
to take sth to sb → llevar algo a algn
I took her some flowers → le llevé unas flores
her work took her to Bonn → su trabajó la destinó or llevó a Bonn
we took her to the doctor → la llevamos al médico
he took me home in his car → me llevó a casa en su coche
they took me over the factory → me mostraron la fábrica, me acompañaron en una visita a la fábrica
he took his suitcase upstairs → subió su maleta
to take sb for a walk → llevar a algn de paseo
it took us out of our way → nos hizo desviarnos
I took a taxi because I was late → fui en taxi porque llegaba tarde
we decided to take the train → decidimos ir en tren
we took the five o'clock train → cogimos or tomamos el tren de las cinco
take the first on the right → vaya por or tome la primera calle a la derecha
we took the wrong road → nos equivocamos de camino
to take sb hostage → tomar or (LAm) agarrar a algn como rehén
to take sb prisoner → tomar preso a algn
we took £500 today (Brit) (Comm) → hoy hemos ganado 500 libras
take my advice, tell her the truth → sigue mi consejo or hazme caso y dile la verdad
he took the ball full in the chest → el balón le dio de lleno en el pecho
what will you take for it? → ¿cuál es tu mejor precio?
he took it badly → le afectó mucho
London took a battering in 1941 → Londres recibió una paliza en 1941, Londres sufrió terriblemente en 1941
will you take a cheque? → ¿aceptaría un cheque?
he can certainly take his drink → tiene buen aguante para la bebida
you must take us as you find us → nos vas a tener que aceptar tal cual
take it from me! → ¡escucha lo que te digo!
you can take it from me that → puedes tener la seguridad de que ...
losing is hard to take → es 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 answer → no hay pero que valga
I take your point → entiendo lo que dices
he took a lot of punishment (fig) → le dieron muy duro
take that! → ¡toma!
we shall take a house for the summer → alquilaremos una casa para el verano
a car that takes five passengers → un 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 more → no cabe(n) más
it takes weights up to eight tons → soporta pesos hasta de ocho toneladas
what size do you take? (clothes) → ¿qué talla usas?; (shoes) → ¿qué número calzas?
it took three policemen to hold him down → se necesitaron tres policías para sujetarlo
it takes a lot of courage → exige or requiere gran valor
it takes a brave man to do that → hace falta que un hombre tenga mucho valor para hacer eso
that will take some explaining → a ver cómo explicas eso
it takes two to make a quarrel → uno solo no puede reñir
she's got what it takes → tiene lo que hace falta
a letter takes four days to get there → una carta tarda cuatro días en llegar allá
it will only take me five minutes → sólo tardo cinco minutos
the job will take a week → el trabajo llevará una semana
I'll just iron this, it won't take long → voy a planchar esto, no tardaré or no me llevará mucho tiempo
however long it takes → el tiempo que sea
it takes time → lleva tiempo
take your time! → ¡despacio!
what are you taking next year? → ¿qué vas a hacer or estudiar el año que viene?
the teacher who took us for economics → el profesor que nos daba clase de económicas
he is not taking any more pupils at the moment → en este momento no está cogiendo a más estudiantes
to take a degree in → licenciarse en
to take (holy) orders → ordenarse de sacerdote
to take notes → tomar apuntes
am I to take it that you refused? → ¿he de suponer que te negaste?
I take her to be about 30 → supongo que tiene unos 30 años
how old do you take him to be? → ¿cuántos años le das?
I took him for a doctor → lo 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 that → no sé muy bien cómo tomarme eso
now take Ireland, for example → tomemos, por ejemplo, el caso de Irlanda, pongamos como ejemplo Irlanda
let us take the example of a family with three children → tomemos el ejemplo de una familia con tres hijos
take John, he never complains → por ejemplo John, él nunca se queja
taking one thing with another → considerándolo todo junto ..., considerándolo en conjunto ...
we can take it → lo 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!
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 days → estuvo cuatro días sin comer
don't forget to take your medicine → no te olvides de tomar la medicina
he takes sugar in his tea → toma or pone azúcar en el té
to take a tablet → tomar una pastilla
to take tea (with sb) (o.f.) → tomar té (con algn)
to take against sb, take a dislike to sb → tomar antipatía a algn
to take fright → asustarse (at de)
to be taken ill → ponerse enfermo, enfermar
he took great pleasure in teasing her → se regodeaba tomándole el pelo
I do not take any satisfaction in knowing that → no experimento satisfacción alguna sabiendo que ...
to be taken with sth/sb (= attracted) he's very taken with her → le gusta mucho
I'm not at all taken with the idea → la idea no me gusta nada or no me hace gracia
I'll take him apart! → ¡le rompo la cara!
she took her children away from the school → sacó a los niños del colegio
"not to be taken away" (on book) → para consulta en sala
the argument took away from the joy of the occasion → la discusión aguó la ocasión
putting butter on it takes away from the taste of the bread itself → añadiendo mantequilla se estropea lo que es el sabor del pan
can you take him back home? → ¿le puedes acompañar a su casa?
the company took him back → la compañía volvió a emplearlo or lo restituyó a su puesto
she took back everything she had said about him → retiró todo lo que había dicho de él
I take it all back! → ¡retiro lo dicho!
to take back one's promise → retirar su promesa
it takes you back, doesn't it? → ¡cuántos recuerdos (de los buenos tiempos)!
see also peg A1
to take in lodgers → alquilar habitaciones
we took in Florence on the way → pasamos por Florencia en el camino
to take in a movie → ir al cine
that child takes everything in → a esa criatura no se le escapa nada
it's so incredible you can't quite take it in → es tan increíble que es difícil de asimilar
he took the situation in at a glance → comprendió la situación con una sola mirada
the five o'clock train has been taken off → han cancelado el tren de las cinco
she took 50p off → descontó or hizo un descuento de 50 peniques
they took him off to lunch → se lo llevaron a comer
she was taken off to hospital → la llevaron al hospital
to take o.s. off → irse, largarse
I'm going to take two weeks off at Christmas → me voy a tomar dos semanas de vacaciones en Navidad
he has to work weekends but takes time off in lieu → tiene que trabajar los fines de semana pero le dan días libres a cambio
they took two names off the list → quitaron or tacharon dos nombres de la lista
she's been taken off the case → le han hecho dejar el caso
to take sth off sb → quitar algo a algn
take your hands off me! → ¡no me toques!
her new hairstyle takes ten years off her → ese peinado nuevo le quita diez años de encima
when she invited Hayley to come and stay for a week she took on more than she bargained for → cuando invitó a Hayley a quedarse una semana, no sabía lo que le esperaba
I felt I could take on the whole world → sentía que me podía comer el mundo
he took the dog out for a walk → sacó el perro a pasear
can I take you out to lunch/the cinema? → ¿le puedo invitar a almorzar/al cine?
to take out insurance → hacerse un seguro
don't take it out on me! → ¡no te desquites conmigo!
it takes it out of you → te deja hecho pedazos
he took over the business from his father → se hizo cargo del negocio cuando lo dejó su padre
to take over sb's job → sustituir a algn
when the new government takes over → cuando 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 leaves → quieren 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?
she didn't take kindly to the idea → no le gustó or no le hizo gracia la idea
they took to one another on the spot → se congeniaron al instante
I didn't much take to him → no me resultó simpático
she took to telling everyone that → le dio por contar a todos que ...
to take to drink → darse a la bebida
see also heel 1
see also hill, wood
see also arm 2
see also slack
it takes up a lot of his time → le dedica mucho tiempo
he's very taken up with his work → está absorto en el trabajo
he's very taken up with her → está ocupado con ella
see also post 3
see also residence
I shall take the matter up with the manager → hablaré del asunto con el gerente
I'll take you up on your offer → te acepto la oferta
I'll take you up on that some day → algún día recordaré lo que has dicho
he took up with a woman half his wife's age → se juntó con una mujer que tenía la mitad de la edad de su mujer
to take it upon o.s. to do sth → atreverse a hacer algo
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She took the train to New York → Elle prit le train pour New York.
Take the first street on the left → Prenez la première à gauche.
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
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.
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.
take it or leave it → c'est à prendre ou à laisser
to take sth lying down [+ insult, criticism, attack] → accepter qch sans broncher
She's reluctant to take all the credit → Elle rechigne à s'attribuer tout le mérite.
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.
Christie took the gold medal in the 100 metres
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
Have you taken your driving test yet? → Est-ce que tu as déjà passé ton permis de conduire?
I decided to take French instead of German → J'ai décidé de faire du français au lieu de l'allemand.
Do you take sugar in your tea? → Vous prenez du sucre dans votre thé?
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.
What size do you take? (in clothes) → Quelle taille faites-vous?; (in shoes) → Quelle pointure faites-vous?
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.
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.
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.
I take your point → Je comprends votre point de vue.
if you take my meaning → si vous voyez ce que je veux dire
The firm took £100,000 in bookings → La firme a fait 100 000 livres en réservations.
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.
to take sth away from sb → prendre qch à qn
He took the book away with him → Il a emporté le livre.
hot meals to take away (British) → des plats chauds à emporter
I'll take you away for a few days in the countryside → Je t'emmènerai quelques jours à la campagne.
What's 35 take away 10? → Ça fait combien 35 moins dix?
The rain didn't take away from the excitement of the day → La pluie n'a rien retiré à l'enthousiasme entourant cette journée.
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.
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.
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.
The plane took off twenty minutes late → L'avion a décollé avec vingt minutes de retard.
Take your coat off → Enlevez votre manteau.
She took off her spectacles → Elle retira ses lunettes.
Martinez was taken off to jail → Martinez fut emmené en prison.
I knew I couldn't take him on → Je savais que je ne pouvais pas me mesurer à lui.
His writing took on a greater intensity
BUT Son écriture a gagné en intensité.
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.
I'll take over now → Je vais prendre la suite maintenant.
to take over from sb → prendre la suite de qn, remplacer qn
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.
I thought I'd take up fishing → Je pensais me mettre à la pêche.
David was taking up where he had left off → David reprenait depuis l'endroit où il s'était arrêté.
Sam took up with a widow 21 years younger → Sam se mit à fréquenter une veuve de 21 ans sa cadette.
takevb: pret <took>, ptp <taken>
? to take sb somewhere I’ll take you to the station → ich bringe Sie zum Bahnhof; I’ll take you (with me) to the party → ich nehme dich zur Party mit; he took me a new way to the coast → er ist mit mir eine neue Strecke zur Küste gefahren; to take somebody to the cinema → jdn ins Kino mitnehmen; I’ll take you for a meal (Brit) → ich lade Sie zum Essen ein; to take somebody on a trip → mit jdm eine Reise machen; this bus will take you to the town hall → der Bus fährt zum Rathaus; this road will take you to Paris → diese Straße führt or geht nach Paris; if it won’t take you out of your way → wenn 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 profession → seine Begabung brachte ihn in seinem Beruf bis an die Spitze
? to be taken … to be taken sick or ill → krank werden; she has been taken ill with pneumonia → sie hat eine Lungenentzündung bekommen
? take it or leave it (you can) take it or leave it → ja oder nein(, ganz wie Sie wollen); I can take it or leave it → ich mache mir nicht besonders viel daraus
? 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 job → zehn 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 page → er brauchte zwei Stunden, um eine Seite zu schreiben; it took a lot of courage/intelligence → dazu gehörte viel Mut/Intelligenz; it takes more than that to make me angry → deswegen werde ich noch lange nicht wütend; it takes time → es braucht (seine) Zeit, es dauert (eine Weile); it took a long time → es hat lange gedauert; it took me a long time → ich habe lange gebraucht; it won’t take long → das dauert nicht lange; it won’t take long to convince him → er ist schnell or leicht überzeugt; that’ll take some explaining → das wird schwer zu erklären sein; it takes some believing → das 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
? take aback vt sep → überraschen; I was completely taken aback → mir hatte es völlig den Atem verschlagen, ich war völlig perplex
? take after vi +prep obj → nachschlagen (+dat); (in looks) → ähneln (+dat), → ähnlich sein (+dat)
? take along vt sep → mitnehmen
? take apart vt sep → auseinandernehmen; (= dismantle also) → zerlegen; (fig inf) person, team etc → auseinandernehmen
? take (a)round vt sep → mitnehmen; (= show around) → herumführen
? take aside vt sep → beiseitenehmen
? take away vi to take away from something → etw schmälern; from merit, reputation also → einer Sache (dat) → Abbruch tun; from worth → etw mindern or verringern; from pleasure, fun etc → etw beeinträchtigen vt sep
? take back vt sep
? take down vt sep
? take home vt sep £400 per week → netto verdienen or bekommen
? take in vt sep
? take off vi
? take on vi
? take out vt sep
? 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 over → da er krank ist, muss ich (für ihn) einspringen; his wife has taken over completely → seine Frau führt das Regiment; the next shift takes over at 6 o’clock → die nächste Schicht übernimmt um 6 Uhr; the Martians have taken over → die Marsmenschen haben die Erde/Stadt etc besetzt vt sep
? take round vt sep (esp Brit)
? take to vi +prep obj
? take up vi (= continue) (person) → weitermachen; chapter 3 takes up where chapter 1 left off → das dritte Kapitel schließt thematisch ans erste an vt sep
? take upon vt +prep obj he took that job upon himself → er hat das völlig ungebeten getan; he took it upon himself to answer for me → er meinte, er müsse für mich antworten
? take up with vi +prep obj person → sich anfreunden mit; to take up with bad company → in schlechte Gesellschaft geraten
take[teɪk] (took (vb: pt) (taken (pp)))
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
I took the children with me → ho portato i bambini con me
to take for a walk (child, dog) → portare a fare una passeggiata
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
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
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
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
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
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'm quite taken with the idea → l'idea non mi dispiace per niente
his bad temper took away from the pleasure of our party → ci ha guastato un po' la festa con il suo cattivo umore
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
we took in Florence on the way → abbiamo visitato anche Firenze durante il viaggio
he took the situation in at a glance → ha afferrato subito la situazione
to be taken in by appearances → farsi ingannare dalle apparenze
she was taken off to the hospital → è stata portata all'ospedale
to take o.s. off → andarsene
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
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?
redecorating a house takes it out of you → è spossante ridipingere una casa
don't take it out on me! → non prendertela con me!
to take over from sb → prendere le consegne da qn, subentrare a qn
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
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
to take to doing sth → prendere or cominciare a fare qc
to take up with sb → fare amicizia con qn
she took up with bad company → si è messa a frequentare cattive compagnie
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
to take up a career as → intraprendere la carriera di
take(teik) verb – past tense took (tuk) : past participle taken –
take→ 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 偷, 拿, 拿取
- Take the first turn on your right (US)
Take the first turning on your right (UK)
- How long will it take to get to ...?
- Which line should I take for ...?
- Please take me to the downtown area (US)
Please take me to the city centre (UK)
- Which road do I take for ...?
- Please take my luggage to a taxi
- May I take it over to the light?
- I'll take it
- How long does the tour take?
- Is it OK to take pictures here?
- Would you take a picture of us, please?
- Can we take lessons?
- Do you take credit cards?
- How much should I take?
- I can't take aspirin
- How should I take it?
- Take care
- We'll take the set menu