Definitions for taketeɪk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word take
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
taketeɪk(v.; n.)took, tak•en, tak•ing
(v.t.)to get into one's hands or possession by voluntary action:
Take the book, please.
to hold, grasp, or grip:
to take a child by the hand.
to get into one's possession or control by force or artifice:
took the bone from the snarling dog.
to seize or capture:
to take a prisoner.
to catch or get (fish, game, etc.), esp. by killing.
to pick from a number; select.
to receive and accept willingly (something given or offered):
to take a bribe.
to receive or be the recipient of:
to take first prize.
to accept and act upon or comply with:
Take my advice.
to receive or accept (a person) into some relation:
to take someone in marriage.
to receive or react to in a specified manner:
She took his death hard.
to receive as a payment or charge.
to get or obtain from a source; derive:
The book takes its title from Dante.
to extract or quote.
to obtain or exact as compensation for a wrong:
to take revenge.
to receive into the body, as by swallowing or inhaling:
to take a pill; to take a deep breath.
to have for one's benefit or use:
to take a nap; to take a bath.
to use as a flavoring agent:
to take sugar in one's coffee.
to be subjected to; undergo:
to take a rest cure.
to endure or submit to with equanimity or without weakening:
unable to take punishment.
to enter into the enjoyment of:
Let's take a vacation.
to carry off without permission; steal:
to take someone's wallet.
to take a coat from the closet.
to remove by death:
The flood took many victims.
to subtract or deduct:
to take 2 from 5.
to carry with one:
Are you taking an umbrella?
to convey or transport:
We took them for a drive.
to serve as a means of conducting:
These stairs take you to the attic.
to bring about a change in the condition of:
Her talent took her to the top.
to escort or accompany.
to attempt or succeed in getting over, through, or around; clear; negotiate:
The horse took the fence easily.
to come upon suddenly; catch:
to take a thief by surprise.
to attack or affect with or as if with a disease:
taken with a fit of laughter.
to be capable of attaining as a result of some action or treatment:
This leather takes a high polish.
to absorb or become impregnated with; be susceptible to:
The cloth will not take a dye.
It takes courage to do that.
to employ for some purpose:
to take measures to curb drugs.
to use as a means of transportation:
to take the bus to work.
to proceed to occupy:
Take a seat.
to fill (time, space, etc.); occupy:
His hobby takes most of his spare time.
to use up; consume:
It took ten minutes to solve the problem.
to avail oneself of:
I took the opportunity to leave.
to do, perform, execute, etc.:
to take a walk.
to go into or enter:
Take the road to the left.
to adopt and enter upon (a way, course, etc.):
to take the path of least resistance.
to act or perform:
to take the part of the hero.
to make (a reproduction, picture, or photograph):
to take home movies.
to make a picture, esp. a photograph, of:
The photographer took us sitting down.
to write down:
to take notes.
to apply oneself to; study:
to take a history course.
to deal with; treat:
to take a matter under consideration.
to assume or undertake (a function, duty, etc.):
The mayor took office last month.
to assume or adopt (a symbol, badge, etc.) as a token of office:
to take the veil.
to assume the obligation of; be bound by:
to take an oath.
to assume or adopt as one's own:
to take someone's side in an argument.
to accept the burden of:
to take the blame.
to determine by inquiry, examination, measurement, etc.:
to take someone's pulse; to take a census.
to have or experience (a feeling or state of mind):
to take pride in one's appearance.
to form and hold in the mind:
to take a gloomy view.
to grasp or apprehend mentally; understand:
Do you take my meaning?
to understand in a specified way:
Don't take the remark as an insult.
to accept the statements of:
She took him at his word.
to assume as a fact:
I take it that you won't be there.
to regard or consider:
They were taken to be wealthy.
to consider as an example:
Take the French Revolution.
to capture or win (a piece, trick, etc.) in a game.
Informal. to cheat, swindle, or victimize:
The museum got taken on that painting.
to win or obtain money from:
He took me for $10 in the poker game.
to have sexual intercourse with.
to be used with (a certain grammatical form, accent, case, etc.):
a verb that takes an object.
Law. to acquire (property), as on the happening of a particular event.
(of a baseball batter) to allow (a pitch) to go by without swinging at it.
(v.i.)to catch or engage, as a mechanical device.
to strike root or begin to grow, as a plant.
to adhere, as ink, dye, or color.
to win favor or acceptance.
to have the intended result or effect:
The vaccination took.
to enter into possession, as of an estate.
to detract (usu. fol. by from).
to make one's way; proceed; go:
to take across the meadow.
to fall or become:
to take sick.
to admit of being photographed in a particular manner.
take after, to resemble (another person, as a parent). to follow or chase.
Category: Verb Phrase
take apart, to disassemble: to criticize severely; attack. to examine or analyze closely; dissect.
to take a clock apart.
Category: Verb Phrase
take back, to regain possession of. to return, as for exchange. to allow to return; resume a relationship with. to cause to remember: to retract:
It takes me back to the old days.
to take back a statement.
Category: Verb Phrase
take down, to write down; record. to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble:
to take someone down a peg.
Category: Verb Phrase
take in, to alter (a garment) so as to make smaller or tighter. to provide lodging for. to include; encompass. to grasp the meaning of; comprehend. to deceive; trick; cheat. to observe; notice. to visit or attend: to furl (a sail). to receive as proceeds, as from business activity.
to take in a show.
Category: Verb Phrase, Navy
take off, to remove: to lead away. to leave the ground, as an airplane. to depart; leave. to move onward or forward with a burst of speed. to withdraw or remove from: to subtract, as a discount; deduct: to imitate; mimic; burlesque. to achieve sudden, marked growth, success, etc.:
Take off your coat.
She was taken off the night shift.
The store took off 20 percent.
Sales took off just before Christmas.
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal
take on, to hire; employ. to undertake; assume. to acquire. to accept as a challenge or opponent. Informal. to show great emotion; become excited.
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal
take out, to withdraw; remove. to deduct. to procure by application: to carry out for use or consumption elsewhere. to escort, as on a date. to set out; start. Slang. to kill or destroy.
to take out insurance.
Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)
take over, to assume management or possession of or responsibility for.
Category: Verb Phrase
take up, to occupy oneself with the study or practice of. to lift or pick up. to fill, occupy, or consume (space, time, etc.). to begin to advocate or support; sponsor. to continue; resume. to raise for discussion or consideration. to undertake; assume. to absorb (a liquid). to make shorter, as by hemming. to make tighter, as by winding in. to deal with. to adopt seriously: to accept, as an offer or challenge.
to take up an idea.
Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary
take up with, to become friendly with; keep company with.
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal
(n.)the act of taking.
something that is taken.
the quantity of fish, game, etc., taken at one time.
Informal. money taken in, esp. profits.
a scene in a movie or television program photographed without interruption. an instance of such continuous operation of a film camera.
Informal. a visual and mental response:
She did a slow take.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
a recording of a musical performance.
a successful inoculation.
an opinion or assessment: an approach; treatment:
What's your take on the candidate?
a new take on an old idea.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for take:
on the take, Slang. accepting bribes. in search of personal profit at the expense of others.
Category: Idiom, Status (usage)
take five, ten,etc., Informal. to rest briefly, esp. for the approximate time specified.
Category: Idiom, Informal
take for, to assume to be: to assume falsely to be; mistake for:
I took it for a fact.
to be taken for a foreigner.
take it, to believe, assume, or accept something: to be able to resist or endure hardship, abuse, etc.
Take it from me.
Category: Idiom, Informal
take it out on,to cause (another) to suffer for one's own misfortune, frustration, anger, etc.
Category: Idiom, Informal
take place,to happen; occur.
take to, to devote or apply oneself to: to respond favorably to: to go to: to have recourse to; resort to.
to take to drink.
They took to each other at once.
to take to one's bed.
take upon oneself,to assume as a responsibility or obligation.
Origin of take:
bef. 1100; ME; late OE tacan to grasp, touch < ON taka, c. MD taken to grasp
return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff(noun)
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
"the average return was about 5%"
the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
"take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
take, occupy, use up(verb)
require (time or space)
"It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
lead, take, direct, conduct, guide(verb)
take somebody somewhere
"We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
take, get hold of(verb)
get into one's hands, take physically
"Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take(verb)
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"
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!"
bring, convey, take(verb)
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"
take into one's possession
"We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
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"
choose, take, select, pick out(verb)
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"
accept, take, have(verb)
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"
fill, take, occupy(verb)
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"
consider, take, deal, look at(verb)
take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
"Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)
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"
experience or feel or submit to
"Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
film, shoot, take(verb)
make a film or photograph of something
"take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
remove, take, take away, withdraw(verb)
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"
consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
"Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
accept or undergo, often unwillingly
"We took a pay cut"
make use of or accept for some purpose
"take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
take by force
"Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
assume, take, strike, take up(verb)
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"
accept, admit, take, take on(verb)
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"
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"
learn, study, read, take(verb)
be a student of a certain subject
"She is reading for the bar exam"
claim, take, exact(verb)
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"
head into a specified direction
"The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
aim, take, train, take aim, direct(verb)
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"
be seized or affected in a specified way
"take sick"; "be taken drunk"
carry, pack, take(verb)
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"
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)
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?"
subscribe, subscribe to, take(verb)
receive or obtain regularly
"We take the Times every day"
"I'll take a pound of that sausage"
to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
"take shelter from the storm"
have sex with; archaic use
"He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
lay claim to; as of an idea
"She took credit for the whole idea"
be designed to hold or take
"This surface will not take the dye"
contain, take, hold(verb)
be capable of holding or containing
"This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
develop a habit
"He took to visiting bars"
proceed along in a vehicle
"We drive the turnpike to work"
obtain by winning
"Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
contract, take, get(verb)
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
"He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to carry or lead sb or sth when you go somewhere
I took the book to him.; I took him the book.; We were taking my parents to see the apartment.; He took the kids for a ride in the car.; Take him up to his room.
to reach out and hold sth
Could you take the bag while I shut the door?; Please take a few cookies.
to move sth away from or out of sth; = remove
He took his hand off her arm.; Take the picture off the wall.; Someone broke into the office and took everything.; The doctor took some blood to test it.
to need or require sth
The bone will take about six weeks to heal.; It takes a special person to become a priest.; It takes patience to do this job.
to accept sth
She'll take advice from her grandmother.; You shouldn't take the blame for her problems.
used to say sb should believe you
Take my word for it - it wasn't easy.
indicates sb or sth does a particular action or activity
to take a breath/drink/bite; to take a walk/break/vacation
to deal with sth well
She can't take all the criticism.; I can take the cold - it's the heat that bothers me.
to react to or think about sth in a particular way
He took the news calmly.; It's hard to take the game seriously.; I was joking, but he took it as an insult.
to buy, rent, or choose sth
I'll take the green one.; We took the apartment on 4th Ave.
to make sb or sth progress to a new level or situation
Your contribution takes us to a total of $100.; She took the matter to her boss.
to put medicine or illegal drugs in your body
How many pills should I take?; kids caught taking drugs
to think or feel sth
Mark took offense at what I said.; She began to take an interest in school again.
to make a picture with a camera
to take a picture/photo; The team had its picture taken.
to learn about a particular subject
I'm taking History next semester.; I took a class in photography.
to use a particular type of transportation or a particular road
I took the bus/train to Providence.; Take the highway to exit 23.
to write sth on a piece of paper
He listened and took notes.; She took the names of all the new students.
to use a tool or device to measure sth
to take a reading on the gas meter
to sit in a seat
He took a seat next to me.
indicates sb will be sitting in a seat
Sorry, these seats are taken.
to answer questions on a test or exam
It's time to take the spelling test.
to wear a particular size of clothing
What size shoe do you take?; I usually take a medium.
indicates you assume sth is true
I take it you won't be coming home until late.
to make sb physically or emotionally tired
Dealing with an aging parent's illness takes a lot out of you.
The sports day takes place June 3rd at Danehy park.
An act of taking.
Something that is taken.
A (1) profit, (2) reward, (3) bribe, illegal payoff or unethical kickback.
An interpretation or view; perspective.
Whatu2019s your take on this issue, Fred?
An attempt to record a scene.
A facial gesture in response to an event.
I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.
A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper.
To grasp with the hands.
To grab and move to oneself.
Iu2019ll take that plate off the table.
To get into one's possession.
To gain a position by force.
After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.
To have sex forcefully with, possibly without consent.
The rapist took his victims in dark alleys.
To carry, particularly to a particular destination.
I'll take the plate with me.
I'll take the blue plates.
To support or carry without failing or breaking.
That truck bed will only take two tons.
To endure or cope with.
I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell.
To not swing at a pitch
Heu2019ll probably take this one.
To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.
I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.
To assume or interpret to be.
To enroll (in a class, or a course of study).
I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester.
To participate in, undergo, or experience.
To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.
To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)
Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.
To stick, persist, thrive or remain.
I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't take.
To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.
To capture using a photographic camera.
The photographer took a picture of our family.
To last or expend [an amount of time].
I estimate the trip will take about ten minutes.
To consider as an instance or example.
I've had a lot of problems recently. Take last Monday. The car broke down on the way to work. Then ...etc.
To deliver, give (something); to entrust.
To habituate to or gain competency at a task
I take to swimming like a fish.
Origin: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.
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
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
to gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm
to make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right
to employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat
to form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person
to draw; to deduce; to derive
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
to lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church
to carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery
to remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four
in a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept
to accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit
to receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine
not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence
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
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
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
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
to please; to gain reception; to succeed
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
to admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well
that which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch
the quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time
A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'take' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #124
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'take' in Written Corpus Frequency: #130
Rank popularity for the word 'take' in Verbs Frequency: #13
Anagrams of take
Translations for take
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the amount of money taken in a shop etc; takings
What was the take today?
- inkomste, winsAfrikaans
- إيرادات المَتْجَرArabic
- receitaPortuguese (BR)
- die Einnahmen (pl.)German
- caja, ventasSpanish
- sissetulek, tuludEstonian
- किसी दुकान में प्राप्त धनराशिHindi
- prihod, zaradaCroatian
- gróði, tekjurIcelandic
- hasil jualanMalay
- inntekt, kassabeholdning; fangstNorwegian
- utarg, wpływyPolish
- vinst, kassa, intäkterSwedish
- hasılat, kazançTurkish
- 收入Chinese (Trad.)
- آمدني، نفعUrdu
- số tiền thu đượcVietnamese
- 收入Chinese (Simp.)
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