Pronunciation: tŎk
p. p.1.Taken.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. Took (tŎk); p. p. Taken (tāk'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Taking.]
2.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 an 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.
This man was taken of the Jews.
- Acts xxiii. 27.
2.In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
3.To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
- Prov. vi. 25.
3.To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer.
- Num. xxxv. 31.
3.To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
4.To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
4.To receive as something to be eaten or drunk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
4.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.
To be taken aback
See under Aback, Advantage, etc.
To take aim
to direct the eye or weapon; to aim.
To take along
to carry, lead, or convey.
To take arms
to commence war or hostilities.
To take away
to carry off; to remove; to cause deprivation of; to do away with; as, a bill for taking away the votes of bishops.
To take breath
to stop, as from labor, in order to breathe or rest; to recruit or refresh one's self.
- Dryden.
To take care
to exercise care or vigilance; to be solicitous.
To take care of
to have the charge or care of; to care for; to superintend or oversee.
- 1 Cor. ix. 9.
To take down
a - To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher, place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower; to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down pride, or the proud.
b - To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
- Goldsmith.
c - To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a house or a scaffold.
d - To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's words at the time he utters them.
To take effect
See under Effect, and Fire.
To take ground to the right
(Mil.) to extend the line to the right or left; to move, as troops, to the right or left.
To take heart
to gain confidence or courage; to be encouraged.
To take heed
to be careful or cautious.
To take heed to
to attend with care, as, take heed to thy ways.
- Dryden.
To take hold of
to seize; to fix on.
To take horse
to mount and ride a horse.
To take in
a - To inclose; to fence.
b - To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend.
c - To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail or furl; as, to take in sail.
d - To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
e - To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in water.
f - To win by conquest.
One of his relations took him up roundly.
- L'Estrange.
5.To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat; it takes five hours to get to Boston from New York by car.
5.Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
6.To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take a picture of a person.
Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
- Dryden.
6.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.
7.To draw; to deduce; to derive.
7.To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies.
You take me right.
- Bacon.
You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl.
- Tate.
8.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.
8.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.
I take thee at thy word.
- Rowe.
Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . .
Not take the mold.
- Dryden.
9.To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
10.To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery; he took a dictionary with him.
He took me certain gold, I wot it well.
- Chaucer.
11.To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; - with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
v. i.1.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.
2.To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
3.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.
4.To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
To take after
a - To learn to follow; to copy; to imitate; as, he takes after a good pattern.
b - To resemble; as, the son takes after his father.
To take in with
to resort to.
To take on
to be violently affected; to express grief or pain in a violent manner.
- Bacon.
To take to
a - To apply one's self to; to be fond of; to become attached to; as, to take to evil practices.
b - To resort to; to betake one's self to.
- Walpole.
To take up
a - To stop.
- Addison.
b - To reform.
- Tillotson.
To take up with
a - To be contended to receive; to receive without opposition; to put up with; as, to take up with plain fare.
- Locke.
b - To lodge with; to dwell with.
- I. Watts.
To take with
to please.
- L'Estrange.
n.1.That which is taken, such as the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch, or the amouont of money collected during one event; as, the box-office take.
2.(Print.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
Noun1.take - the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
2.take - the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
Verb1.take - carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
2.take - as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
Synonyms: use up, occupy
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"
Synonyms: lead, guide, conduct, direct
4.take - get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
Synonyms: get hold of
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"
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!"
Synonyms: read
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"
Synonyms: bring, convey
8.take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
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 - 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 postulates a patient's consent"
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"
Synonyms: choose, pick out, select
11.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"
12.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"
Synonyms: accept, have
13.take - assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"
Synonyms: fill
14.take - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
Synonyms: look at, consider, deal
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"
Synonyms: film, shoot
17.take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. 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"
18.take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
Synonyms: ingest, consume, have, take in
19.take - accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
Synonyms: undergo, submit
20.take - make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
Synonyms: accept
21.take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
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"
Synonyms: assume, take up, strike
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"
Synonyms: admit, take on, accept
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"
Synonyms: learn, study, read
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"
Synonyms: exact, claim
27.take - head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
Synonyms: make
28.take - aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"
Synonyms: aim, take aim, train, direct
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"
Synonyms: carry, pack
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?"
Synonyms: charter, hire, rent, lease, engage
32.take - receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day"
33.take - buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
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"
Synonyms: have
36.take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
Synonyms: claim
37.take - be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
Synonyms: accept
38.take - be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
Synonyms: contain, hold
39.take - develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
40.take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
Synonyms: drive
41.take - obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
42.take - be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
Synonyms: contract, get

TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

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-- Take --
take a bow
take a breath
take a breather
take a chance
take a crap
take a dare
take a dive
take a firm stand
take a hit
take a hop
take a joke
take a leak
take a look
take a piss
take a powder
take a shit
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