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Main Entry: 1take
Inflected Form(s): took /tk/; tak·en /t-kn/; tak·ing 1: to lay hold of : GRASP <take my hand> 2: 2CAPTURE 1 <take a fort> 3: 1WIN 3a <take first prize> 4: to get possession of (as by buying, capturing, or killing) <took several trout with hook and line> 5: to seize and affect suddenly <taken with a fever> 6: CAPTIVATE, DELIGHT <was much taken with the new neighbors> 7: 1EXTRACT 4 <take material from an encyclopedia> 8: SUBTRACT 1 <take 78 from 112> 9: to put an end to (as life) 10: to find out by testing or examining <take a patient's temperature> 11: 2SELECT, CHOOSE <I took the red one> 12: ASSUME 1 <take office> <take charge> 13 a: to let in and hold : ADMIT, ACCOMMODATE <the boat was taking water fast> <the suitcase won't take another thing> b: to be affected harmfully by (as a disease) : CONTRACT <take a cold> c: to become soaked with or make part of itself : ABSORB <this cloth takes dye very well> <plants take up water> 14: to be guided by : FOLLOW <take my advice> 15: to introduce into the body <take your medicine> 16 a: to submit to <took the punishment without complaining> b: WITHSTAND <can take a lot of punishment> 17 a: to subscribe to <takes two newspapers> b: to enroll in for study <take a course in history> <take piano lessons> c: to keep from swinging at (a baseball pitch) <take a strike> 18 a: UNDERSTAND 3, interpret <I took it to mean something different> b: CONSIDER 3 <wanted to be taken for a genius> 19: to react in a certain way <take pride in one's work> <take offense> 20: to be formed or used with <this verb takes an object> 21: to lead, carry, or cause to go along to another place <take a package home> <take me to your leader> 22 a: to make use of <take a vacation> b: to proceed to occupy <take a chair> 23: 2NEED 2, require <this job takes a lot of time> <I take a larger size> 24: to obtain an image or copy of <take a photograph> <take fingerprints> 25: to set out to make, do, or perform <take a walk> <took a new job> 26: to set out or go <take after the escaped prisoner> 27: to have effect (as by absorption) <a dye that takes well> - tak·ernoun - take a back seat: to have or put in a lower position <entertainment takes a back seat to food and shelter> - take advantage of 1: to use to advantage : profit by 2: to treat (someone) unfairly : EXPLOIT - take after 1: to take as an example : FOLLOW 2: to look like : RESEMBLE <take after their parents> - take a hikealso take a walk: to go away : LEAVE - take care: to be careful - take care of: to attend to or provide for the needs, operation, or treatment of - take charge: to assume care or control - take effect 1: to go into effect 2: to have an expected or intended effect : be effective - take fiveor take ten: to take a break especially from work - take for: to suppose to be; especially: to suppose mistakenly to be - take for granted: to assume as true, real, or expected - take hold: to become attached or established - take into account: to make allowance for : CONSIDER - take in vain: to use a name without proper respect - take no prisoners: to be merciless or relentless - take one's time: to be slow or unhurried about doing something - take part: PARTICIPATE, SHARE - take place: to come about or occur : HAPPEN - take the floor: to rise (as in a meeting) to speak - take to 1: to go to or into <take to the streets in protest> 2: to be drawn or attracted to - take to court: to bring before a judicial body; especially: SUE 1 - take to task: to scold for a fault - take turns: 1ALTERNATE 1