Associations to the word «Take»

Wiktionary

TAKE, verb. (transitive) To get into one's hands, possession, or control, with or without force.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To seize or capture.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To catch or get possession of (fish or game).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To catch the ball; especially as a wicket-keeper and after the batsman has missed or edged it.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To appropriate or transfer into one's own possession, sometimes by physically carrying off.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To exact.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To capture or win (a piece or trick) in a game.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To receive or accept (something) as payment or compensation.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To accept and follow (advice, etc).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To receive into some relationship.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (legal) To receive or acquire (property) by law (e.g. as an heir).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To remove.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To remove or end by death; to kill.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To subtract.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To have sex with.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To fight or attempt to fight somebody or something.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To grasp or grip.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To select or choose; to pick.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To adopt (select) as one's own.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To carry or lead (something or someone).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (especially of a vehicle) To transport or carry; to convey to another place.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (of a path, road, etc) To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To pass (or attempt to pass) through or around.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To escort or conduct.
TAKE, verb. (reflexive) To go.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To use as a means of transportation.
TAKE, verb. (obsolete) To visit; to include in a course of travel.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To obtain for use by payment or lease.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To consume.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To receive (medicine) into one's body, e.g. by inhalation or swallowing; to ingest.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To partake of (food or drink); to consume.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To experience, undergo, or endure.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To undergo; to put oneself into, to be subjected to.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To experience or feel.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To submit to; to endure (without ill humor, resentment, or physical failure).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To participate in.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To suffer, to endure (a hardship or damage).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To cause to change to a specified state or condition.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To regard in a specified way.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To conclude or form (a decision or an opinion) in the mind.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To understand (especially in a specified way).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To accept or be given (rightly or wrongly); assume (especially as if by right).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To believe, to accept the statements of.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To asume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To draw, derive, or deduce (a meaning from something).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To derive (as a title); to obtain from a source.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To catch or contract (an illness, etc).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To come upon or catch (in a particular state or situation).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To captivate or charm; to gain or secure the interest or affection of.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (of cloth, paper, etc) To absorb or be impregnated by (dye, ink, etc); to be susceptible to being treated by (polish, etc).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (of a ship) To let in (water).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To require.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To proceed to fill.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To fill, to use up (time or space).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To avail oneself of.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To perform, to do.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To assume or perform (a form or role).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To assume (a form).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To perform (a role).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To assume and undertake the duties of (a job, an office, etc).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To bind oneself by.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To move into.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To go into, through, or along.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To have or take recourse to.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To make (a photograph, film, or other reproduction of something).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (dated) To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To obtain money from, especially by swindling.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (now chiefly by enrolling in a class or course) To apply oneself to the study of.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To deal with.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) To consider in a particular way, or to consider as an example.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (baseball) To decline to swing at (a pitched ball); to refrain from hitting at, and allow to pass.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (grammar) To have an be used with (a certain grammatical form, etc).
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) To get or accept (something) into one's possession.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) To engage, take hold or have effect.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) (of ink, dye, etc) To adhere or be absorbed properly.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) (of a plant, etc) To begin to grow after being grafted or planted; to (literally or figuratively) take root, take hold.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) (of a mechanical device) To catch; to engage.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) (possibly dated) To win acceptance, favor or favorable reception; to charm people.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) To have the intended effect.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) To become; to be affected in a specified way.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) (possibly dated) To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.
TAKE, verb. (intransitive) (dialectal) (proscribed) An intensifier.
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To deliver, give (something) to (someone).
TAKE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete outside dialects and slang) To give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.
TAKE, noun. The or an act of taking.
TAKE, noun. Something that is taken; a haul.
TAKE, noun. Money that is taken in, (legal or illegal) proceeds, income; (in particular) profits.
TAKE, noun. The or a quantity of fish, game animals or pelts, etc which have been taken at one time; catch.
TAKE, noun. An interpretation or view, opinion or assessment; perspective.
TAKE, noun. An approach, a (distinct) treatment.
TAKE, noun. (film) A scene recorded (filmed) at one time, without an interruption or break; a recording of such a scene.
TAKE, noun. (music) A recording of a musical performance made during an uninterrupted single recording period.
TAKE, noun. A visible (facial) response to something, especially something unexpected; a facial gesture in response to an event.
TAKE, noun. (medicine) An instance of successful inoculation/vaccination.
TAKE, noun. (rugby) (cricket) A catch of the ball (in cricket, especially one by the wicket-keeper).
TAKE, noun. (printing) The quantity of copy given to a compositor at one time.
TAKE A BACK SEAT, verb. (idiomatic) To be second to someone or something; to be less important or have a lower priority.
TAKE A BATH, verb. To bathe.
TAKE A BATH, verb. (idiomatic) To lose a large amount of money in an investment.
TAKE A BEAD ON, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To aim a gun at something
TAKE A BITE, verb. (idiomatic) To eat a quick, light snack.
TAKE A BOW, verb. (idiomatic) To accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.
TAKE A BREAK, verb. To have a short rest period in one's work or studies, other activities
TAKE A BREATH, verb. (idiomatic) To inhale and subsequently exhale air.
TAKE A BREATHER, verb. (idiomatic) To take a break; to pause or relax briefly.
TAKE A BULLET, verb. (idiomatic) To purposely receive a gunshot that was intended for another.
TAKE A CHANCE, verb. (idiomatic) To risk; to try something risky.
TAKE A CRACK AT, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt or try.
TAKE A CRAP, verb. (idiomatic) To defecate
TAKE A DIM VIEW OF, verb. (idiomatic) To dislike; to regard with skepticism, disbelief, disfavor, etc.
TAKE A DIP, verb. To swim
TAKE A DIRT NAP, verb. (idiomatic) To die.
TAKE A DIVE, verb. (idiomatic) (boxing) To feign a knockout in order to lose intentionally.
TAKE A DIVE, verb. (idiomatic) To lose or fail intentionally.
TAKE A DUMP, verb. (coarse) (slang) To defecate.
TAKE A FLIER, verb. Alternative form of take a flyer
TAKE A FLYER, verb. (idiomatic) To invest against odds.
TAKE A FLYER, verb. (idiomatic) To make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance.
TAKE A GAMBLE, verb. (idiomatic) To risk; to try something risky.
TAKE A GANDER, verb. (idiomatic) To take a look; to check or examine.
TAKE A GRAB, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see take,‎ grab.
TAKE A GRAB, verb. (Australian rules football) to mark the football, especially overhead
TAKE A GUESS, verb. To guess
TAKE A HIKE, verb. To go hiking.
TAKE A HIKE, verb. (idiomatic) (often imperative) To go away; to leave or depart.
TAKE A HINT, verb. To understand an indirect suggestion, and to act on it
TAKE A HORN, verb. (archaic) To consume an alcoholic drink.
TAKE A JOKE, verb. (idiomatic) To accept a joke at one's expense.
TAKE A KNEE, verb. (American football) To have the quarterback kneel and place the ball on the ground at the beginning of a play, thereby ending that play.
TAKE A KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT, verb. Alternative form of bring a knife to a gunfight
TAKE A LEAF OUT OF SOMEONE'S BOOK, verb. (idiomatic) To adopt an idea or practice of another person.
TAKE A LEAK, verb. (informal) (idiomatic) (vulgar) To urinate.
TAKE A LICKING, verb. (idiomatic) To suffer a defeat or a beating.
TAKE A LICKING AND KEEP ON TICKING, verb. (idiomatic) To be tough; to have endurance; to have the capacity to absorb stress or damage, but still be able to function.
TAKE A LIKING TO, verb. To develop a fondness for.
TAKE A LOAD OFF, verb. (informal) To go from a standing position to a sitting one.
TAKE A LONG WALK OFF A SHORT PIER, verb. Alternative form of take a long walk on a short pier
TAKE A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER, verb. (idiomatic) (pejorative) (colloquial) Used to tell someone to go away, or that their request will not be met.
TAKE A LOOK, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To examine or observe.
TAKE A NAP, verb. (idiomatic) to sleep briefly
TAKE A NUMBER, verb. Queue; wait to be served by being assigned a number and waiting for that number to be called after all previous numbers have been served in order of assignment
TAKE A NUMBER, verb. (idiomatic) Recognize that many others are in the same situation; recognize that one's concerns are not of high priority; be prepared to wait.
TAKE A PEW, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) To take a seat; to sit down.
TAKE A PICTURE, verb. (idiomatic) To photographically capture an image
TAKE A PILL, verb. (colloquial) (often in imperative) To change one's attitude or expressed feeling.
TAKE A POWDER, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (colloquial) To leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility.
TAKE A RIDE TO TYBURN, verb. (archaic) (idiomatic) To be executed.
TAKE A RISK, verb. (idiomatic) To do something risky.
TAKE A RUN AT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To attempt to achieve or acquire.
TAKE A RUN AT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To attack or challenge or to try to attack or challenge.
TAKE A SEAT, verb. (idiomatic) To sit down; to become seated, to sit.
TAKE A SHINE TO, verb. (transitive) To become fond of something.
TAKE A SHIT, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) (colloquial) To defecate.
TAKE A SHIT, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) (colloquial) (UK) To fail or malfunction.
TAKE A SHOT IN THE DARK, verb. (idiomatic) To try on something without having any knowledge about the subject.
TAKE A SPILL, verb. (idiomatic) to trip or fall
TAKE A SPIN, verb. (idiomatic) To go for a ride; especially, to try riding or driving something.
TAKE A STAB AT, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt or try.
TAKE A STAB AT, verb. (idiomatic) To guess.
TAKE A STAND, verb. (idiomatic) To assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend one's point of view or beliefs.
TAKE A TUMBLE, verb. To fall off something, or down something.
TAKE A TUMBLE, verb. (idiomatic) To fall in price or value.
TAKE A TURN FOR THE BETTER, verb. (idiomatic) To start to become better; to improve.
TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORSE, verb. (idiomatic) To start to become worse; to worsen.
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, verb. Alternative form of walk on the wild side (verb)
TAKE A WHIZZ, verb. (slang) To urinate
TAKE A WICKET, verb. (cricket) to get a batsman out
TAKE A WIFE, verb. (idiomatic) (of a man) to marry a woman
TAKE ABACK, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To surprise or shock; to discomfit.
TAKE ABACK, verb. (nautical) (usually passive) Of a ship: to catch it with the sails aback suddenly.
TAKE ACROSS, verb. (dated) To go, to proceed.
TAKE ACTION, verb. To act; to act positively and decisively to resolve a problem.
TAKE ADVANTAGE, verb. (intransitive) To profit from a situation.
TAKE ADVANTAGE, verb. To make use of something.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, verb. To use or make use of.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, verb. To exploit, for example sexually.
TAKE AFTER, verb. To resemble (a parent or ancestor) in appearance or habit.
TAKE AFTER, verb. To follow someone's example.
TAKE AGAINST, verb. To stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.
TAKE AGAINST, verb. He took against me when I was promoted over him.
TAKE AIM, verb. (intransitive) To position oneself and/or one's weapon so as to be aimed specifically at a chosen mark or target (which is indicated after 'at')
TAKE AIM, verb. (idiomatic) To direct criticism (towards).
TAKE AIR, verb. To be divulged; to be made public.
TAKE APART, verb. To dismantle something into its component pieces.
TAKE APART, verb. To soundly defeat someone, or a team
TAKE APART, verb. To criticise someone
TAKE APART, verb. To move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.
TAKE AWAY, verb. To remove something and put it in a different place.
TAKE AWAY, verb. To remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.
TAKE AWAY, verb. To subtract or diminish something.
TAKE AWAY, verb. To leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.
TAKE AWAY, verb. (of a person) To make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.
TAKE AWAY, verb. (of a person) To prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.
TAKE AWAY, preposition. Minus
TAKE AWAY FROM, verb. To make something seem not so good or interesting.
TAKE BACK, verb. To retract an earlier statement
TAKE BACK, verb. To cause to remember some past event or time
TAKE BACK, verb. To resume a relationship
TAKE BACK, verb. To regain possession of something
TAKE BACK, verb. To return something
TAKE BY STORM, verb. (transitive) (military) To capture by means of a sudden, overwhelming attack.
TAKE BY STORM, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To seize, overpower, or captivate in a sudden and forceful manner.
TAKE BY STORM, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To rapidly gain great popularity in (a place).
TAKE CARE, verb. (intransitive) To be cautious, careful or prudent.
TAKE CARE, verb. (intransitive) To mind, or be in charge of something.
TAKE CARE, interjection. (when leaving) good-bye (literally, take care of yourself)
TAKE CARE OF, verb. (transitive) To look after, to provide care for.
TAKE CARE OF, verb. (transitive) To deal with, handle.
TAKE CARE OF, verb. (transitive) (slang) (euphemistic) To kill.
TAKE CHARGE, verb. To assume control or responsibility.
TAKE CHECK, verb. (obsolete) To take offence.
TAKE COMMAND, verb. To assume control or responsibility
TAKE CONTROL, verb. To take charge, to assume control
TAKE COURAGE, verb. To be resolute in difficult circumstances.
TAKE COVER, verb. (idiomatic) To shelter oneself
TAKE DELIGHT IN, verb. Enjoy
TAKE DOWN, verb. To remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.
TAKE DOWN, verb. To remove something from a hanging position.
TAKE DOWN, verb. To write a note. Usually to record something that is said.
TAKE DOWN, verb. To remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.
TAKE DOWN, verb. To lower an item of clothing without removing it.
TAKE DOWN, verb. (of a person) To crush; to destroy or kill.
TAKE DOWN A PEG, verb. (idiomatic) Alternative form of pull down a peg
TAKE EFFECT, verb. (idiomatic) to become active; to become effective
TAKE EXCEPTION, verb. (idiomatic) (often with to) To take offense; to object or protest.
TAKE EXCEPTION, verb. (idiomatic) To object to; to disagree with.
TAKE FIVE, verb. To take a five-minute break from some activity, take a short break from some activity
TAKE FIVE, verb. (idiomatic) to break something up
TAKE FLIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) To fly; to become aloft, to become airborne; to take off (the ground)
TAKE FLIGHT, verb. (idiomatic) to flee
TAKE FOR, verb. To regard.
TAKE FOR, verb. To consider mistakenly.
TAKE FOR, verb. (colloquial) To defraud, to rip off.
TAKE FOR A RIDE, verb. (idiomatic) to deceive someone
TAKE FOR A SPIN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To test or try out something, especially an automobile.
TAKE FOR A SPIN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (of a person) To take, as a companion, for a drive in a motor vehicle.
TAKE FOR GRANTED, verb. (transitive) To assume something to be true without verification or proof.
TAKE FOR GRANTED, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (especially of a person) To give little attention to or to underestimate the value of, to fail to appreciate.
TAKE GUARD, verb. (idiomatic) (cricket) (For a new batsman, with help from the umpire) to mark a point on the popping crease in front of his wicket so that he knows where it is behind him; to guard.
TAKE HEART, verb. (idiomatic) to be courageous; to regain one's courage
TAKE HEED, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (archaic) (often with of) To pay attention.
TAKE HOLD, verb. To grasp, seize
TAKE HOLD, verb. To take root, become established
TAKE HOSTAGE, verb. To take custody or possession of a person as security for performance against a treaty, a pledge, or a demand, especially now an extra-legal demand.
TAKE HUFF, verb. (dated) To take offence.
TAKE ILL, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To become ill.
TAKE IN, verb. (transitive) To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
TAKE IN, verb. (transitive) To receive (goods) into one's home for the purpose of processing for a fee.
TAKE IN, verb. To subscribe to home delivery of.
TAKE IN, verb. (transitive) To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
TAKE IN, verb. (transitive) (climbing) To tighten (a belaying rope). (Also take up.)
TAKE IN, verb. (transitive) To absorb or comprehend.
TAKE IN, verb. To attend a showing of.
TAKE IN, verb. To deceive; to hoodwink.
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, verb. (idiomatic) To consider or regard; to include (as in an estimate or plan) or pay attention to; to notice; to allow for.
TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, verb. (idiomatic) To take into account.
TAKE INVENTORY, verb. (intransitive) (often with of) to compile an inventory; to take stock; to inventory.
TAKE INVENTORY, verb. (intransitive) (often with of) to assess a situation
TAKE ISSUE WITH, verb. To disagree with something, and to raise objections to it
TAKE IT AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To begin, especially used to launch a performance of some sort (usually imperative and/or exclamatory).
TAKE IT EASY, verb. (idiomatic) To relax or rest.
TAKE IT EASY, verb. (idiomatic) (in imperative form) (as a directive) Immediately calm yourself down; your state of panic does not help.
TAKE IT EASY, verb. (idiomatic) (in imperative form) (informal) (farewell) A farewell (for parting or closing).
TAKE IT FROM ME, verb. (idiomatic) believe me, rest assured
TAKE IT IN TURNS, verb. To take turns.
TAKE IT LIKE A MAN, verb. (idiom) To respond to pain, hardship, adversity, or emotional distress in a collected, aggressive, and typical or stereotypical masculine manner, especially without question, crying, complaining, or becoming emotional
TAKE IT OUT ON, verb. (idiomatic) To unleash one's anger on [a person or thing other than the one that caused it]
TAKE IT OUTSIDE, verb. (idiomatic) To move to a location outside the current location, in order to escalate an altercation or fight.
TAKE IT TO THE BANK, verb. (idiomatic) Said to emphasize that something is known for sure.
TAKE IT TO THE HOUSE, verb. (American football) Said upon a player scoring a touchdown, especially after a dramatic play.
TAKE IT UP THE ARSE, verb. (British) Alternative form of take it up the ass
TAKE IT UP THE ASS, verb. (vulgar) (idiomatic) To be the recipient of anal sex.
TAKE IT UP THE ASS, verb. (vulgar) (idiomatic) To be cheated or treated unfairly.
TAKE IT UPON ONESELF, verb. To assume personal responsibility for a task or action.
TAKE ITS TOLL, verb. (idiomatic) To affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.
TAKE KINDLY, verb. (idiomatic) to like, accept or condone
TAKE LAW INTO ONE'S OWN HANDS, verb. Alternative form of take the law into one's own hands
TAKE LEAVE, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see take,‎ leave.
TAKE LEAVE, verb. (often with of) To depart.
TAKE LEAVE OF ONE'S SENSES, verb. (idiomatic) To go crazy; to stop behaving rationally.
TAKE LIBERTIES, verb. (idiomatic) To act on one's own authority, without asking for permission.
TAKE LIBERTIES, verb. (idiomatic) To behave disrespectfully, especially to make unwanted sexual advances.
TAKE LIFE AS IT COMES, verb. Alternative form of take things as they come
TAKE LIGHTLY, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To approach a task casually.
TAKE LYING DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) to endure without complaint or protest
TAKE MATTERS INTO ONE'S OWN HANDS, verb. (idiomatic) To deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.
TAKE MY POINT, verb. Alternative form of take the point
TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER, verb. (idiomatic) To accept a disappointing response.
TAKE NO NOTICE OF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to ignore
TAKE NOTE, verb. To pay attention; to take notice; to note
TAKE NOTES, verb. To make a record of what one hears or observes for future reference.
TAKE NOTICE, verb. (intransitive) (often with of) To notice; to take note.
TAKE OFF, verb. (transitive) To remove.
TAKE OFF, verb. (transitive) To imitate, often in a satirical manner.
TAKE OFF, verb. (intransitive) (of an aircraft or spacecraft) To leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.
TAKE OFF, verb. (intransitive) To become successful, to flourish.
TAKE OFF, verb. (intransitive) To depart.
TAKE OFF, verb. (transitive) To quantify.
TAKE OFF, verb. (transitive) to absent oneself from work or other responsibility, especially with permission.
TAKE OFFENCE, verb. To feel, and show, resentment at another's actions or words
TAKE OFFENSE, verb. To feel (and usually to show) resentment at another's actions or words.
TAKE ON, verb. To acquire, bring in, or introduce.
TAKE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To begin to have or exhibit.
TAKE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To assume responsibility for.
TAKE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to fight or compete.
TAKE ON, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) To catch on, do well; to become popular.
TAKE ON, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
TAKE ON BOARD, verb. To accept a new idea or piece of advice, and act accordingly.
TAKE ON FAITH, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To accept something without seeing evidence supporting it, by trust or confidence.
TAKE ON THE CHIN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To accept without flinching or complaining.
TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To accept some chore or hardship for the sake of one's friends or colleagues.
TAKE ONE'S BALL AND GO HOME, verb. (idiomatic) To cease participating in an activity that has turned to one's disadvantage, especially out of spite, or in a way that prevents others from participating as well.
TAKE ONE'S BAT AND BALL AND GO HOME, verb. Alternative form of take one's ball and go home
TAKE ONE'S BEST SHOT, verb. Alternative form of give it one's best shot
TAKE ONE'S BREATH AWAY, verb. To make a person feel emotionally moved in a pleasant way.
TAKE ONE'S CHANCE, verb. (idiomatic) To act in a manner dependent on luck.
TAKE ONE'S CHANCES, verb. Alternative form of take one's chance
TAKE ONE'S EYE OFF THE BALL, verb. (idiomatic) To lose one's concentration on what is most important.
TAKE ONE'S FOOTBALL AND GO HOME, verb. Alternative form of take one's ball and go home
TAKE ONE'S HAT OFF TO, verb. To remove one's hat as a sign of respect to.
TAKE ONE'S HAT OFF TO, verb. (idiomatic) To publicly praise or thank.
TAKE ONE'S LEAVE, verb. To depart.
TAKE ONE'S LEAVE, verb. Say goodbye
TAKE ONE'S LUMPS, verb. (idiomatic) To receive physical abuse and to survive.
TAKE ONE'S LUMPS, verb. (figuratively) To endure through criticism or other adversity.
TAKE ONE'S OWN LIFE, verb. To kill oneself; to commit suicide.
TAKE ONE'S PICK, verb. (idiomatic) To choose; to select
TAKE ONE'S POINT, verb. Alternative form of take the point
TAKE ONE'S TIME, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To go about something slowly and carefully.
TAKE ONE'S TIME, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.
TAKE ONE'S TONGUE OUT OF SOMEONE'S ASS, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To stop flattering someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion.
TAKE OR PAY, noun. (business) A take-or-pay contract; a take-or-pay provision in a contract.
TAKE OR PAY, noun. (business) A contractual obligation either to take delivery of contracted goods or services or to make a specified payment.
TAKE OUT, noun. Alternative spelling of takeout
TAKE OUT, verb. To remove.
TAKE OUT, verb. To escort someone on a date.
TAKE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To immobilize with force.
TAKE OUT, verb. (slang) (idiomatic) To kill or destroy.
TAKE OUT, verb. (transitive) To obtain by application by a legal or other official process.
TAKE OUT AN ONION, verb. (idiomatic) Suggests that the performer of the action is not sincere in their grief.
TAKE OUT OF CONTEXT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To report (something) without taking into account the context in which it occurred.
TAKE OUT THE STOPS, verb. (finance) The supposed practice whereby locals (floor traders trading for their own account) buy or sell to push prices towards where they suspect stop loss orders lie, with a view to profiting from the resulting acceleration of the move when those orders hit the market.
TAKE OUT THE TRASH, verb. Often used other than as an idiom: see take out,‎ trash.
TAKE OUT THE TRASH, verb. (idiomatic) To forcefully remove undesirable people from a place.
TAKE OUT THE TRASH, verb. (idiomatic) To announce something hoping it will not get much publicity at a time when it is not likely to be noticed by the news media, for instance on election day or late on Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To adopt a further responsibility or duty.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To relieve someone temporarily.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To buy out the ownership of a business.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To appropriate something without permission.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) To annex a territory by conquest or invasion.
TAKE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To become more successful than someone or something else.
TAKE PART, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (followed by "in") To participate or join.
TAKE PART, verb. (idiomatic) To share or partake.
TAKE PLACE, verb. (intransitive) To happen, to occur.
TAKE PLACE, verb. (obsolete) To take precedence or priority.
TAKE PLACE, verb. (obsolete) To take effect; to prevail.
TAKE PLEASURE, verb. To have enjoyment (in something).
TAKE POINT, verb. (military) In combat, to assume the first and most exposed position in a formation; to serve as the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.
TAKE POINT, verb. By extension, to assume a key role in an operation.
TAKE POINT OF, verb. Alternative form of take the point
TAKE PRIDE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to be proud of (usually followed by in or of)
TAKE REFUGE, verb. (intransitive) to shelter; to hole up
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, verb. To blame yourself for something; to acknowledge a fault
TAKE REVENGE, verb. To avenge; to get back at.
TAKE ROOT, verb. (intransitive) (literally) To grow roots into soil.
TAKE ROOT, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To become established, to take hold.
TAKE SHAPE, verb. (intransitive) To take a definite form.
TAKE SICK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To become ill.
TAKE SIDES, verb. (idiomatic) To ally oneself with a given opinion, agenda or group; to support one side or viewpoint in a competition or confrontation.
TAKE SIGN, noun. (baseball) A sign from the third base coach, or whoever the batter receives signals from, telling the batter that no matter what he will not swing at the next pitch.
TAKE SILK, verb. (idiomatic) to be appointed as a Queen's Counsel (QC) (a senior barrister)
TAKE SITTING DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To tolerate, accept, or acquiesce; to take no action.
TAKE SOIL, verb. To run into the mire or water; hence, to take refuge or shelter.
TAKE SOME AIR, verb. Alternative term for get some air
TAKE SOMEBODY'S WORD FOR IT, verb. (idiomatic) To believe what somebody tells one.
TAKE SOMEONE'S HEAD OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To berate.
TAKE SOMEONE'S POINT, verb. Alternative form of take the point
TAKE SOMETHING AS READ, verb. (idiomatic) to assume that everyone agrees that something is correct
TAKE SOMETHING IN ONE'S STRIDE, verb. (idiomatic) (UK) Not to allow oneself to be set back, daunted, upset or embarrassed by unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.
TAKE SOMETHING IN STRIDE, verb. (idiomatic) To cope with something unfortunate without much effort; to accept or manage difficulties well.
TAKE SOMETHING TO THE GRAVE, verb. (idiomatic) To never reveal a secret to one's death.
TAKE STEPS, verb. To initiate a course of action.
TAKE STOCK, verb. To scrutinize or size up something; to assess a situation.
TAKE THAT, interjection. (informal) Used to express an imminent attack by whoever is speaking.
TAKE THATTER, noun. (slang) A member of the English boy band Take That.
TAKE THE AIR, verb. To go out walking or riding.
TAKE THE BACK TRACK, verb. (informal) (dated) To retrace one's steps; to retreat.
TAKE THE BAIT, verb. (idiomatic) To be lured by an offer, flattery, or a provocation into doing something, especially something disadvantageous or dubious.
TAKE THE BISCUIT, verb. (idiomatic) (British) To be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious.
TAKE THE BISCUIT, verb. (idiomatic) (Canada) To be of no further use; to be near death.
TAKE THE BROWNS TO THE SUPER BOWL, verb. (US) (idiomatic) To defecate.
TAKE THE BROWNS TO THE SUPER BOWL, verb. (slang) To defecate.
TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS, verb. (idiomatic) To deal with a matter in a direct manner, especially to confront a difficulty rather than avoid it.
TAKE THE CAKE, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To be especially good or outstanding.
TAKE THE CAKE, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious.
TAKE THE CON, verb. (nautical) To take over navigational duties on the bridge of a ship
TAKE THE CROSS, verb. (chiefly historical) To accept a sign, badge of the Christian cross as part of an oath or vow, especially to take part in a crusade.
TAKE THE CURE, verb. (idiomatic) To enter into a rehabilitation program.
TAKE THE CURE, verb. To take the waters
TAKE THE EDGE OFF, verb. To diminish the effects of (something unpleasant or severe); to dull.
TAKE THE FALL, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) (sports) (especially boxing) To willingly lose a match, as in a fixed fight.
TAKE THE FALL, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To bear the blame or punishment for a failure or a misdeed.
TAKE THE FIELD, verb. (idiomatic) to go out onto the playing field
TAKE THE FIFTH, verb. (idiomatic) To decline to comment, especially on grounds that it might be incriminating.
TAKE THE FLAK, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To be strongly criticised.
TAKE THE FLOOR, verb. (intransitive) To speak at a public meeting.
TAKE THE GAME TO, verb. (soccer) (idiomatic) To use attacking tactics against.
TAKE THE GILT OFF THE GINGERBREAD, verb. (idiomatic) To subtract the most attractive or appealing qualities of something.
TAKE THE HEAT, verb. (idiomatic) To take the blame; to be the focus of anger or scrutiny; to take the consequences.
TAKE THE HINT, verb. (idiomatic) Concede to mounting evidence; wake up and smell the coffee.
TAKE THE LAW INTO ONE'S OWN HANDS, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.
TAKE THE LEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To become the leader, to advance into first place.
TAKE THE LEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To assume leadership over a group.
TAKE THE LIBERTY, verb. (idiomatic) To act on one's own authority, without asking for permission.
TAKE THE MEANING, verb. To interpret someone's argument.
TAKE THE MICHAEL, verb. (intransitive) alternative form of take the mickey, usually considered more polite.
TAKE THE MICK, verb. (intransitive) Alternative form of take the mickey
TAKE THE MICKEY, verb. (intransitive) (British) (slang) To ridicule or mock.
TAKE THE OFFENSIVE, verb. (idiomatic) To attack instead of defending; to be bold and proactive.
TAKE THE PEE, verb. (idiomatic) (somewhat vulgar) To mock; to make fun of.
TAKE THE PISS, verb. (Australia) (NZ) (British) (coarse) (slang) (idiomatic) (transitive) To tease, ridicule or mock (someone).
TAKE THE PISS, verb. (Australia) (NZ) (British) (coarse) (slang) (idiomatic) (intransitive) To subject those present to teasing, ridicule or mockery, or to show contempt.
TAKE THE PLEDGE, verb. (US) (dated) To promise to abstain from alcohol.
TAKE THE PLUNGE, verb. (idiomatic) To get engaged
TAKE THE PLUNGE, verb. (idiomatic) To begin any major commitment
TAKE THE POINT, verb. (idiomatic) To agree with what a person says, to be persuaded by their arguments.
TAKE THE POINT, verb. (idiomatic) To grasp the essential meaning of what a person is saying, to understand a person's argument and point of view.
TAKE THE RAP, verb. (slang) To be blamed or punished for something, especially for the wrongful actions of another; to willingly allow oneself to be so blamed or punished.
TAKE THE RED PILL, verb. (idiomatic) To understand the world in its previously unknown reality.
TAKE THE REINS, verb. (idiomatic) To assume charge or control.
TAKE THE SALUTE, verb. (of a senior officer, head of state etc) To formally acknowledge the salute given by the members of a march-past
TAKE THE STAND, verb. (idiomatic) To testify as a witness in a trial.
TAKE THE STUMP, verb. (chiefly US) To make a series of political speeches, especially to promote a particular cause.
TAKE THE TROUBLE, verb. To make the effort (to do something); to bother.
TAKE THE VEIL, verb. (intransitive) To retire into a convent and live as a nun.
TAKE THE WATERS, verb. To attend a spa with thermal, healing waters
TAKE THE WHEEL, verb. To be in control of the steering wheel of a vehicle or a vessel.
TAKE THE WHEEL, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To assume control of a situation.
TAKE THE WIND OUT OF SOMEONE'S SAILS, verb. (idiomatic) To discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue; to thwart someone.
TAKE THE WRONG WAY, verb. (transitive) (set phrase) To misunderstand (something), especially in a case of mistakenly regarding someone's behavior or remarks as offensive or hostile.
TAKE THINGS AS THEY COME, verb. (idiomatic) To accept and deal with events as they occur, with a composed state of mind.
TAKE TIME, verb. To require a comparatively long period of time.
TAKE TIME, verb. To volunteer to spend one's time (for a purpose or beneficiary).
TAKE TO, verb. (idiomatic) To adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.
TAKE TO, verb. (idiomatic) To enter; to go into or move towards.
TAKE TO, verb. (idiomatic) To begin, as a new habit or practice.
TAKE TO, verb. (idiomatic) (of persons) To be attracted to.
TAKE TO HEART, verb. (idiomatic) To take something seriously; to internalize or live according to something (e.g. advice.)
TAKE TO HEART, verb. (idiomatic) To feel keenly; be greatly grieved at; be much affected by something.
TAKE TO ONE'S BED, verb. To become bedbound due to sickness or infirmity.
TAKE TO ONE'S HEELS, verb. (idiomatic) To leave, especially to flee or run away.
TAKE TO PIECES, verb. To separate an object into its component parts.
TAKE TO PIECES, verb. To disassemble.
TAKE TO TASK, verb. (idiomatic) To lecture, berate, admonish, or hold somebody accountable for his or her actions.
TAKE TO THE CLEANERS, verb. (idiomatic) To take a significant quantity of a person's money or valuables, through overcharging, litigation, unfavorable investing, gambling, fraud, etc.
TAKE TO THE HILLS, verb. (idiomatic) To flee or vanish; to run away.
TAKE TO THE STREETS, verb. (of a crowd of people) To gather together in the public streets of a town or city to show communal solidarity in either celebration or opposition.
TAKE TO THE STREETS, verb. To rampage or riot.
TAKE TO WIFE, verb. (idiom) to marry (as in a specific woman)
TAKE TURNS, verb. (intransitive) Of two or more people, to do the same thing one after another.
TAKE TURNS, verb. (intransitive) To assume a place in a sequence of successions.
TAKE UMBRAGE, verb. To take offense.
TAKE UMBRAGE, verb. To become angry and resentful.
TAKE UP, noun. (machinery) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.
TAKE UP, noun. Acceptance (of a proposal, offer, request, etc.).
TAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To pick up.
TAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To begin doing (an activity) on a regular basis.
TAKE UP, verb. ​ (transitive) To address (an issue).
TAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To occupy; to consume (space or time).
TAKE UP, verb. (transitive) (sewing) To shorten by hemming.
TAKE UP, verb. (transitive) (with on) To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
TAKE UP, verb. (intransitive) to resume
TAKE UP, verb. To implement, to employ, to put into use.
TAKE UP A COLLECTION, verb. (idiomatic) To request and receive money or goods of value from members of a group, especially for a charitable purpose.
TAKE UP THE CUDGEL FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To make a defense for in lieu of another person.
TAKE UP THE GAUNTLET, verb. (idiomatic) To accept a challenge.
TAKE UP THE GLOVE, verb. To accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel.
TAKE UP THE HATCHET, verb. To make or declare war.
TAKE UP THE MANTLE, verb. Alternative form of assume the mantle
TAKE UP WITH, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see take,‎ up,‎ take up,‎ with.
TAKE UP WITH, verb. To form a close relationship with (someone).
TAKE UP WITH, verb. To become interested in (something).
TAKE UP WITH, verb. (archaic) To be contented to receive; to receive without opposition; to put up with
TAKE UPON ONESELF, verb. (transitive) To assume personal responsibility for.
TAKE VOWS, verb. (Christianity) To become an officially inducted member of a religious order, such as an order of priests, nuns, or monks.
TAKE WING, verb. Of a winged animal, to take flight; to begin flying.
TAKE YOUR POINT, verb. Alternative form of take the point

Dictionary definition

TAKE, noun. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%".
TAKE, noun. The act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption.
TAKE, verb. Carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance".
TAKE, verb. Require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time".
TAKE, 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, verb. Get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please".
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".
TAKE, verb. 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!".
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, verb. Take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks".
TAKE, verb. 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".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, verb. Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, verb. Experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge".
TAKE, verb. Make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, verb. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee".
TAKE, verb. Accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut".
TAKE, verb. Make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity".
TAKE, verb. Take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, verb. 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".
TAKE, verb. Be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, verb. Head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains".
TAKE, 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".
TAKE, verb. Be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk".
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".
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?".
TAKE, verb. Receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day".
TAKE, verb. Buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage".
TAKE, verb. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm".
TAKE, verb. Have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable".
TAKE, verb. Lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea".
TAKE, verb. Be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye".
TAKE, verb. Be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon".
TAKE, verb. Develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars".
TAKE, verb. Proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work".
TAKE, verb. Obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize".
TAKE, verb. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.