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Bring vs. Take

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Bringverb

(transitive) To transport toward somebody/somewhere.

‘Waiter, please bring me a single malt whiskey.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To get into one's hands, possession, or control, with or without force.

‘They took Charlton's gun from his cold, dead hands.’; ‘I'll take that plate off the table.’;

Bringverb

To supply or contribute.

‘The new company director brought a fresh perspective on sales and marketing.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To seize or capture.

‘take the guards prisoner’; ‘take prisoners’; ‘After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.’;

Bringverb

(transitive) To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.

Takeverb

(transitive) To catch or get possession of (fish or game).

‘took ten catfish in one afternoon’;

Bringverb

To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.

Takeverb

To catch the ball; especially as a wicket-keeper and after the batsman has missed or edged it.

Bringverb

To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch.

‘What does coal bring per ton?’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To appropriate or transfer into one's own possession, sometimes by physically carrying off.

‘Billy took her pencil.’;

Bringverb

(baseball) To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.

‘The closer Jones can really bring it.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To exact.

‘take a toll’; ‘take revenge’;

Bringinterjection

The sound of a telephone ringing.

Takeverb

(transitive) To capture or win (a piece or trick) in a game.

‘took the next two tricks’; ‘took Smith's rook’;

Bringverb

To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch.

‘And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread.’; ‘To France shall we convey you safe,And bring you back.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).

‘took third place’; ‘took bribes’; ‘The camera takes 35mm film.’;

Bringverb

To cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to.

‘There is nothing will bring you more honor . . . than to do what right in justice you may.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To receive or accept (something) as payment or compensation.

‘The store doesn't take checks.’; ‘She wouldn't take any money for her help.’; ‘Do you take credit?’; ‘The vending machine only takes bills, it doesn't take coins.’;

Bringverb

To convey; to move; to carry or conduct.

‘In distillation, the water . . . brings over with it some part of the oil of vitriol.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To accept and follow (advice, etc).

‘take my advice’;

Bringverb

To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.

‘It seems so preposterous a thing . . . that they do not easily bring themselves to it.’; ‘The nature of the things . . . would not suffer him to think otherwise, how, or whensoever, he is brought to reflect on them.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To receive into some relationship.

‘take a wife’; ‘The school only takes new students in the fall.’; ‘The therapist wouldn't take him as a client.’;

Bringverb

To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?

Takeverb

To receive or acquire (property) by law (e.g. as an heir).

Bringverb

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’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To remove.

‘take two eggs from the carton’;

Bringverb

cause to come into a particular state or condition;

‘Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence’; ‘bring water to the boiling point’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To remove or end by death; to kill.

‘The earthquake took many lives.’; ‘The plague took rich and poor alike.’; ‘Cancer took her life.’; ‘He took his life last night.’;

Bringverb

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;

‘I cannot work a miracle’; ‘wreak havoc’; ‘bring comments’; ‘play a joke’; ‘The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To subtract.

‘take one from three and you are left with two’;

Bringverb

go or come after and bring or take back;

‘Get me those books over there, please’; ‘Could you bring the wine?’; ‘The dog fetched the hat’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To have sex with.

Bringverb

bring into a different state;

‘this may land you in jail’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To defeat (someone or something) in a fight.

‘Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.’; ‘The woman guarding us looks like a professional, but I can take her!’;

Bringverb

be accompanied by;

‘Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To grasp or grip.

‘He took her hand in his.’;

Bringverb

bestow a quality on;

‘Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company’; ‘The music added a lot to the play’; ‘She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings’; ‘This adds a light note to the program’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To select or choose; to pick.

‘Take whichever bag you like.’; ‘She took the best men with her and left the rest to garrison the city.’; ‘I'll take the blue plates.’; ‘I'll take two sugars in my coffee, please.’;

Bringverb

avance or set forth in court;

‘bring charges’; ‘institute proceedings’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To adopt (select) as one's own.

‘She took his side in every argument.’; ‘take a stand on the important issues’;

Bringverb

be sold for a certain price;

‘The painting brought $10,000’; ‘The old print fetched a high price at the auction’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To carry or lead (something or someone).

‘She took her sword with her everywhere she went.’; ‘I'll take the plate with me.’;

Bringverb

attract the attention of;

‘The noise and the screaming brought the curious’;

Takeverb

To transport or carry; to convey to another place.

‘The next bus will take you to Metz.’; ‘I took him for a ride’; ‘I took him down to London.’;

Bringverb

induce or persuade;

‘The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well’;

Takeverb

To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.

‘These stairs take you down to the basement.’; ‘Stone Street took us right past the store.’;

Bringverb

take or go with (someone or something) to a place

‘Liz brought her a glass of water’; ‘she brought Luke home from hospital’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To pass (or attempt to pass) through or around.

‘She took the steps two or three at a time/’; ‘He took the curve / corner too fast.’; ‘The pony took every hedge and fence in its path.’;

Bringverb

cause (someone or something) to come to a place

‘a felony case brought before a jury’; ‘his inner confidence has brought him through his ordeal’; ‘what brings you here?’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To escort or conduct (a person).

‘He took her to lunch at the new restaurant, took her to the movies, and then took her home.’;

Bringverb

involve (someone) in a particular activity

‘he has brought in a consultancy company’;

Takeverb

(reflexive) To go.

Bringverb

cause someone to receive (an amount of money) as income or profit

‘two important Chippendale lots brought £10,000 each’; ‘five more novels brought him £150,000’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To use as a means of transportation.

‘take the ferry’; ‘I took a plane.’; ‘He took the bus to London, and then took a train to Manchester.’; ‘He's 96 but he still takes the stairs.’;

Bringverb

cause (someone or something) to move in a particular direction

‘he brought his hands out of his pockets’; ‘heavy rain brought down the ceiling’;

Takeverb

(obsolete) To visit; to include in a course of travel.

Bringverb

cause (something)

‘the bad weather brought famine’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To obtain for use by payment or lease.

‘She took a condo at the beach for the summer.’; ‘He took a full-page ad in the Times.’;

Bringverb

cause (someone or something) to be in a particular state or condition

‘an economic policy that would have brought the country to bankruptcy’; ‘I'll give you an aspirin to bring down your temperature’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.

‘They took two magazines.’; ‘I used to take The Sunday Times.’;

Bringverb

initiate (legal action) against someone

‘riot and conspiracy charges should be brought against them’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To consume.

Bringverb

force oneself to do something unpleasant

‘she could not bring herself to mention it’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To receive (medicine) into one's body, e.g. by inhalation or swallowing; to ingest.

‘take two of these and call me in the morning’; ‘take the blue pill’; ‘I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To partake of (food or drink); to consume.

‘The general took dinner at seven o'clock.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To experience, undergo, or endure.

Takeverb

(transitive) To undergo; to put oneself into, to be subjected to.

‘take sun-baths’; ‘take a shower’; ‘She made the decision to take chemotherapy.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To experience or feel.

‘She takes pride in her work.’; ‘I take offence at that.’; ‘to take a dislike’; ‘to take pleasure in his opponent's death’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To submit to; to endure (without ill humor, resentment, or physical failure).

‘took a pay cut’; ‘take a joke’; ‘The hull took a lot of punishment before it broke.’; ‘I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell.’; ‘That truck bed will only take two tons.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To participate in.

‘She took a vacation to France but spent the whole time feeling miserable that her husband couldn't be there with her.’; ‘Aren't you supposed to take your math final today?’; ‘Despite my misgivings, I decided to take a meeting with the Russian lawyer.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To suffer, to endure (a hardship or damage).

‘The ship took a direct hit and was destroyed.’; ‘Her career took a hit.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To cause to change to a specified state or condition.

‘He had to take it apart to fix it.’; ‘She took down her opponent in two minutes.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To regard in a specified way.

‘He took the news badly.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To conclude or form (a decision or an opinion) in the mind.

‘took the decision to close its last remaining outlet’; ‘took a dim view of city officials’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To understand (especially in a specified way).

‘Don't take my comments as an insult.’; ‘if she took my meaning’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To accept or be given (rightly or wrongly); assume (especially as if by right).

‘He took all the credit for the project, although he had done almost none of the work.’; ‘She took the blame, in the public's eyes, although the debacle was more her husband's fault than her own.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To believe, to accept the statements of.

‘take her word for it’; ‘take him at his word’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To assume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.

‘take it from her comments she won't be there.’; ‘I took him to be a person of honor.’; ‘He was often taken to be a man of means.’; ‘Do you take me for a fool?’; ‘Do you take me to be stupid?’; ‘Looking at him as he came into the room, I took him for his father.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To draw, derive, or deduce (a meaning from something).

‘I'm not sure what moral to take from that story.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To derive (as a title); to obtain from a source.

‘"As I Lay Dying" takes its title from Book XI of Homer's "Odyssey"’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To catch or contract (an illness, etc).

‘took a chill’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To come upon or catch (in a particular state or situation).

Takeverb

(transitive) To captivate or charm; to gain or secure the interest or affection of.

‘took her fancy’; ‘took her attention’;

Takeverb

To absorb or be impregnated by (dye, ink, etc); to be susceptible to being treated by (polish, etc).

‘cloth that takes dye well’; ‘paper that takes ink’; ‘the leather that takes a certain kind of polish’;

Takeverb

To let in (water).

Takeverb

(transitive) To require.

‘It takes a while to get used to the smell.’; ‘Looks like it's gonna take a taller person to get that down.’; ‘Finishing this on schedule will take a lot of overtime.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To proceed to fill.

‘He took a seat in the front row.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To fill, to use up (time or space).

‘Hunting that whale takes most of his free time.’; ‘His collection takes a lot of space.’; ‘The trip will take about ten minutes.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To avail oneself of.

‘He took that opportunity to leave France.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To practice; perform; execute; carry out; do.

‘take a walk’; ‘take action/steps/measures to fight drug abuse’; ‘take a trip’; ‘take aim’; ‘take the tempo slowly’; ‘The kick is taken from where the foul occurred.’; ‘Pirès ran in to take the kick.’; ‘The throw-in is taken from the point where the ball crossed the touch-line.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To assume or perform (a form or role).

Takeverb

(transitive) To assume (a form).

‘took the form of a duck’; ‘took shape’; ‘a god taking the likeness of a bird’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To perform (a role).

‘take the part of the villain/hero’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To assume and undertake the duties of (a job, an office, etc).

‘take office’; ‘take the throne’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To bind oneself by.

‘he took the oath of office last night’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To move into.

‘the witness took the stand’; ‘the next team took the field’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To go into, through, or along.

‘go down two blocks and take the next left’; ‘take the path of least resistance’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To have and use one's recourse to.

‘take cover/shelter/refuge’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.

‘take her pulse / temperature / blood pressure’; ‘take a census’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.

‘He took a mental inventory of his supplies.’; ‘She took careful notes.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To make (a photograph, film, or other reproduction of something).

‘She took a video of their encounter.’; ‘Could you take a picture of us?’; ‘The police took his fingerprints.’;

Takeverb

To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).

‘The photographer will take you sitting down.’; ‘to take a group/scene’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To obtain money from, especially by swindling.

‘took me for ten grand’;

Takeverb

To apply oneself to the study of.

‘As a child, she took ballet.’; ‘I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester.’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To deal with.

‘take matters as they arise’;

Takeverb

(transitive) To consider in a particular way, or to consider as an example.

‘I've had a lot of problems recently: take last Monday, for example. My car broke down on the way to work. Then ... etc.’;

Takeverb

To decline to swing at (a pitched ball); to refrain from hitting at, and allow to pass.

‘He'll probably take this one.’;

Takeverb

To have to be used with (a certain grammatical form, etc).

‘This verb takes the dative; that verb takes the genitive.’;

Takeverb

(intransitive) To get or accept (something) into one's possession.

‘My husband and I have a dysfunctional marriage. He just takes and takes; he never gives.’;

Takeverb

(intransitive) To engage, take hold or have effect.

Takeverb

To adhere or be absorbed properly.

‘the dye didn't take’;

Takeverb

To begin to grow after being grafted or planted; to take root, take hold.

‘not all grafts take’; ‘I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't take.’;

Takeverb

To catch; to engage.

Takeverb

To win acceptance, favor or favorable reception; to charm people.

Takeverb

(intransitive) To have the intended effect.

Takeverb

(intransitive) To become; to be affected in a specified way.

‘They took ill within 3 hours.’; ‘She took sick with the flu.’;

Takeverb

To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.

Takeverb

An intensifier.

Takeverb

To deliver, bring, give (something) to (someone).

Takeverb

To give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.

‘He took me a blow on the head.’;

Takenoun

The or an act of taking.

Takenoun

Something that is taken; a haul.

Takenoun

Money that is taken in, (legal or illegal) proceeds, income; (in particular) profits.

‘He wants half of the take if he helps with the job.’; ‘The mayor is on the take.’;

Takenoun

The or a quantity of fish, game animals or pelts, etc which have been taken at one time; catch.

Takenoun

An interpretation or view, opinion or assessment; perspective.

‘What's your take on this issue, Fred?’;

Takenoun

An approach, a (distinct) treatment.

‘a new take on a traditional dish’;

Takenoun

(film) A scene recorded (filmed) at one time, without an interruption or break; a recording of such a scene.

‘It's a take.’; ‘Act seven, scene three, take two.’;

Takenoun

(music) A recording of a musical performance made during an uninterrupted single recording period.

Takenoun

A visible (facial) response to something, especially something unexpected; a facial gesture in response to an event.

‘did a double-take and then a triple-take’; ‘I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.’;

Takenoun

(medicine) An instance of successful inoculation/vaccination.

Takenoun

A catch of the ball (in cricket, especially one by the wicket-keeper).

Takenoun

(printing) The quantity of copy given to a compositor at one time.

Take

Taken.

Takeverb

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.

Takeverb

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.’; ‘Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take;Not that themselves are wise, but others weak.’; ‘They that come abroad after these showers are commonly taken with sickness.’; ‘There he blasts the tree and takes the cattleAnd makes milch kine yield blood.’;

Takeverb

In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.

Takeverb

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.’; ‘Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect, that he had no patience.’; ‘I know not why, but there was a something in those half-seen features, - a charm in the very shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, - which took me more than all the outshining loveliness of her companions.’;

Takeverb

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.’; ‘Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore.’;

Takeverb

To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.

Takeverb

To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.

‘Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.’; ‘The violence of storming is the course which God is forced to take for the destroying . . . of sinners.’;

Takeverb

To receive as something to be eaten or drunk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.

Takeverb

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.

‘For now Troy's broad-wayed townHe shall take in.’; ‘The ancients took up experiments upon credit.’; ‘One of his relations took him up roundly.’; ‘Soon as the evening shades prevail,The moon takes up the wondrous tale.’;

Takeverb

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.

‘This man always takes time . . . before he passes his judgments.’;

Takeverb

Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.

Takeverb

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.’;

Takeverb

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.

Takeverb

To draw; to deduce; to derive.

‘The firm belief of a future judgment is the most forcible motive to a good life, because taken from this consideration of the most lasting happiness and misery.’;

Takeverb

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.’; ‘Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing else but the science love of God and our neighbor.’; ‘[He] took that for virtue and affection which was nothing but vice in a disguise.’; ‘You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl.’;

Takeverb

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.

Takeverb

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.’; ‘Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . . Not take the mold.’;

Takeverb

To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.

Takeverb

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.’;

Takeverb

To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; - with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.

Takeverb

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.

‘When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.’; ‘In impressions from mind to mind, the impression taketh, but is overcome . . . before it work any manifest effect.’;

Takeverb

To please; to gain reception; to succeed.

‘Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake,And hint he writ it, if the thing should take.’;

Takeverb

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.

Takeverb

To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.

Takenoun

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.

Takenoun

The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.

Takenoun

the income arising from land or other property;

‘the average return was about 5%’;

Takenoun

the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

Takeverb

carry out;

‘take action’; ‘take steps’; ‘take vengeance’;

Takeverb

as of time or space;

‘It took three hours to get to work this morning’; ‘This event occupied a very short time’;

Takeverb

take somebody somewhere;

‘We lead him to our chief’; ‘can you take me to the main entrance?’; ‘He conducted us to the palace’;

Takeverb

get into one's hands, take physically;

‘Take a cookie!’; ‘Can you take this bag, please’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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!’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

take into one's possession;

‘We are taking an orphan from Romania’; ‘I'll take three salmon steaks’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

assume, as of positions or roles;

‘She took the job as director of development’;

Takeverb

take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;

‘Take the case of China’; ‘Consider the following case’;

Takeverb

experience or feel or submit to;

‘Take a test’; ‘Take the plunge’;

Takeverb

make a film or photograph of something;

‘take a scene’; ‘shoot a movie’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

serve oneself to, or consume regularly;

‘Have another bowl of chicken soup!’; ‘I don't take sugar in my coffee’;

Takeverb

accept or undergo, often unwillingly;

‘We took a pay cut’;

Takeverb

make use of or accept for some purpose;

‘take a risk’; ‘take an opportunity’;

Takeverb

take by force;

‘Hitler took the Baltic Republics’; ‘The army took the fort on the hill’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

be a student of a certain subject;

‘She is reading for the bar exam’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

head into a specified direction;

‘The escaped convict took to the hills’; ‘We made for the mountains’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

be seized or affected in a specified way;

‘take sick’; ‘be taken drunk’;

Takeverb

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’;

Takeverb

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?’;

Takeverb

receive or obtain by regular payment;

‘We take the Times every day’;

Takeverb

buy, select;

‘I'll take a pound of that sausage’;

Takeverb

to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;

‘take shelter from the storm’;

Takeverb

have sex with; archaic use;

‘He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable’;

Takeverb

lay claim to; as of an idea;

‘She took credit for the whole idea’;

Takeverb

be designed to hold or take;

‘This surface will not take the dye’;

Takeverb

be capable of holding or containing;

‘This box won't take all the items’; ‘The flask holds one gallon’;

Takeverb

develop a habit;

‘He took to visiting bars’;

Takeverb

proceed along in a vehicle;

‘We drive the turnpike to work’;

Takeverb

obtain by winning;

‘Winner takes all’; ‘He took first prize’;

Takeverb

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;

‘He got AIDS’; ‘She came down with pneumonia’; ‘She took a chill’;

Takeverb

lay hold of (something) with one's hands; reach for and hold

‘he leaned forward to take her hand’;

Takeverb

capture or gain possession of by force or military means

‘twenty of their ships were sunk or taken’; ‘the French took Ghent’;

Takeverb

(in bridge, whist, and similar card games) win (a trick)

‘West leads a club enabling his partner to take three tricks in the suit’;

Takeverb

capture (an opposing piece or pawn)

‘Black takes the rook with his bishop’;

Takeverb

dismiss a batsman from (his wicket)

‘he took seven wickets in the second innings’;

Takeverb

dispossess someone of (something); steal or illicitly remove

‘someone must have sneaked in here and taken it’;

Takeverb

occupy (a place or position)

‘we found that all the seats were taken’;

Takeverb

rent (a house)

‘they decided to take a small house in the country’;

Takeverb

agree to buy (an item)

‘I'll take the one on the end’;

Takeverb

(of a person) already be married or in an emotional relationship.

Takeverb

use or have ready to use

‘take half the marzipan and roll out’;

Takeverb

use as an instance or example in support of an argument

‘let's take Napoleon, for instance’;

Takeverb

regularly buy or subscribe to (a particular newspaper or periodical).

Takeverb

ascertain by measurement or observation

‘the nurse takes my blood pressure’;

Takeverb

write down

‘he was taking notes’;

Takeverb

make (a photograph) with a camera

‘he stopped to take a snap’;

Takeverb

(especially of illness) suddenly strike or afflict (someone)

‘mum's been taken bad’;

Takeverb

have sexual intercourse with.

Takeverb

remove (someone or something) from a particular place

‘the police took him away’; ‘he took an envelope from his inside pocket’;

Takeverb

subtract

‘add the numbers together and take away five’; ‘take two from ten’;

Takeverb

carry or bring with one; convey

‘I took him a letter’; ‘he took along a portfolio of his drawings’; ‘the drive takes you through some wonderful scenery’;

Takeverb

accompany or guide (someone) to a specified place

‘I'll take you to your room’;

Takeverb

bring into a specified state

‘the invasion took Europe to the brink of war’;

Takeverb

use as a route or a means of transport

‘we took the night train to Scotland’; ‘take the A43 towards Bicester’;

Takeverb

accept or receive (someone or something)

‘they don't take children’; ‘she was advised to take any job offered’;

Takeverb

understand or accept as valid

‘I take your point’;

Takeverb

acquire or assume (a position, state, or form)

‘teaching methods will take various forms’; ‘he took office in September’;

Takeverb

receive (a specified amount of money) as payment or earnings

‘on its first day of trading the shop took 1.6 million roubles’;

Takeverb

achieve or attain (a victory or result)

‘John Martin took the men's title’;

Takeverb

act on (an opportunity)

‘he took his chance to get out while the house was quiet’;

Takeverb

experience or be affected by

‘the lad took a savage beating’;

Takeverb

react to or regard (news or an event) in a specified way

‘she took the news well’; ‘everything you say, he takes it the wrong way’;

Takeverb

deal with (a physical obstacle or course) in a specified way

‘he takes the corners with no concern for his own safety’;

Takeverb

regard or view in a specified way

‘he somehow took it as a personal insult’; ‘I fell over what I took to be a heavy branch’;

Takeverb

be attracted or charmed by

‘Billie was very taken with him’;

Takeverb

submit to, tolerate, or endure

‘some people found her hard to take’; ‘they refused to take it any more’;

Takeverb

assume

‘I take it that someone is coming to meet you’;

Takeverb

consume as food, drink, medicine, or drugs

‘take an aspirin and lie down’;

Takeverb

make, undertake, or perform (an action or task)

‘Lucy took a deep breath’; ‘the key decisions are still to be taken’;

Takeverb

conduct (a ceremony or gathering).

Takeverb

be taught or examined in (a subject)

‘some degrees require a student to take a secondary subject’;

Takeverb

obtain (an academic degree) after fulfilling the required conditions

‘she took a degree in business studies’;

Takeverb

require or use up (a specified amount of time)

‘it takes me about a quarter of an hour to walk to work’; ‘the jury took an hour and a half to find McPherson guilty’;

Takeverb

(of a task or situation) need or call for (a particular person or thing)

‘it will take an electronics expert to dismantle it’;

Takeverb

hold; accommodate

‘an exclusive island hideaway that takes just twenty guests’;

Takeverb

wear or require (a particular size of garment or type of complementary article)

‘he only takes size 5 boots’;

Takeverb

(of a plant or seed) take root or begin to grow; germinate

‘the fuchsia cuttings had taken and were looking good’;

Takeverb

(of an added substance) become successfully established

‘these type of grafts take much better than other xenografts’;

Takeverb

have or require as part of the appropriate construction

‘verbs which take both the infinitive and the finite clause as their object’;

Takenoun

a scene or sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously at one time

‘he completed a particularly difficult scene in two takes’;

Takenoun

a particular version of or approach to something

‘his own whimsical take on life’;

Takenoun

an amount of something gained or acquired from one source or in one session

‘the take from commodity taxation’;

Takenoun

the money received at a cinema or theatre for seats.

Takenoun

an amount of copy set up at one time or by one compositor.

Take

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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