take VERB (past took; past part. taken) 1) lay hold of with one's hands; reach for and hold. 2) occupy (a place or position). 3) capture or gain possession of by force. 4) carry or bring with one; convey. 5) remove from a place. 6) subtract. 7) consume as food, drink, medicine, or drugs. 8) bring into a specified state. 9) experience or be affected by. 10) use as a route or a means of transport. 11) accept or receive. 12) acquire or assume (a position, state, or form). 13) require or use up. 14) hold or accommodate. 15) act on (an opportunity). 16) regard, view, or deal with in a specified way: he took it as an insult. 17) submit to, tolerate, or endure. 18) make, undertake, or perform (an action or task). 19) be taught or examined in (a subject).
NOUN 1) a sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously. 2) a particular version of or approach to something: his whimsical take on life. 3) an amount gained or acquired from one source or in one session.
be on the take — Cf. ↑be on the take
take after — Cf. ↑take after
take as read — Cf. ↑take as read
take back — Cf. ↑take back
take five — Cf. ↑take five
take in — Cf. ↑take in
take in hand — Cf. ↑take in hand
take it on one (or oneself) to do — Cf. ↑take it on oneself to do
take it out of — Cf. ↑take it out of
take off — Cf. ↑take off
take on — Cf. ↑take on
take something out on — Cf. ↑take something out on
take over — Cf. ↑take over
take one's time — Cf. ↑take one's time
take to — Cf. ↑take to
take up — Cf. ↑take up
take up on — Cf. ↑take up on
take up with — Cf. ↑take up with
DERIVATIVES taker noun.
ORIGIN Old Norse.

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