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Take meaning

take - 40 dictionary results

  1. 1. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  2. 2. obtain by winning; " Winner takes all"; " He took first prize"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. proceed along in a vehicle; " We drive the turnpike to work"
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. head into a specified direction; " The escaped convict took to the hills"; " We made for the mountains"
  7. 7. experience or feel or submit to; " Take a test"; " Take the plunge"
  8. 8. to get into a position of having, e. g., safety, comfort; " take shelter from the storm"
  9. 9. take into one's possession; " We are taking an orphan from Romania"; " I'll take three salmon steaks"
  10. 10. take by force; " Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; " The army took the fort on the hill"
  11. 11. buy, select; " I'll take a pound of that sausage"
  12. 12. develop a habit; " He took to visiting bars"
  13. 13. carry out; " take action"; " take steps"; " take vengeance"
  14. 14. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
  15. 15. To give or deliver ( a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head.
  16. 16. Taken.
  17. 17. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
  18. 18. To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.
  19. 19. To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  20. 20. To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
  21. 21. To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
  22. 22. To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.
  23. 23. To draw; to deduce; to derive.
  24. 24. To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
  25. 25. To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
  26. 26. To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
  27. 27. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
  28. 28. To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
  29. 29. Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
  30. 30. To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
  31. 31. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
  32. 32. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  33. 33. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
  34. 34. That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
  35. 35. The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
  36. 36. To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; - with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
  37. 37. To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; - used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
  38. 38. To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; - usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
  39. 39. To have effect; gain reception; please.
  40. 40. To receive; seize; capture; catch; choose; use; conduct; convey.

take - examples of usage

  1. I'm not going to take it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It would take my life and make me do what it wanted, not what I wanted. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Where must we take him? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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