Sip vs. Take

Views: 9
  • Sip (noun)

    A small mouthful of drink

  • Sip (verb)

    To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time.

  • Sip (verb)

    To drink a small quantity.

  • Sip (verb)

    To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.

  • Sip (verb)

    alternative form of seep

  • Sip (verb)

    to consume slowly — in contrast to faster consumption, in contrast to zero consumption

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To seize or capture.

    "take the guards prisoner"

    "take prisoners"

    "After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city."

  • Take (verb)

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

    "took ten catfish in one afternoon"

  • Take (verb)

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

  • Take (verb)

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

    "Billy took her pencil."

  • Take (verb)

    To exact.

    "take a toll"

    "take revenge"

  • Take (verb)

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

    "took third place"

    "took bribes"

    "The camera takes 35mm film."

  • Take (verb)

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

    "took the next two tricks"

    "took Smith's rook"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To accept and follow (advice, etc).

    "take my advice"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To remove.

    "take two eggs from the carton"

  • Take (verb)

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

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To have sex with.

  • Take (verb)

    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!"

  • Take (verb)

    To grasp or grip.

    "He took her hand in his."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To adopt (select) as one's own.

    "She took his side in every argument."

    "take a stand on the important issues"

  • Take (verb)

    To carry or lead (something or someone).

    "She took her sword with her everywhere she went."

    "I'll take the plate with me."

  • Take (verb)

    To subtract.

    "take one from three and you are left with two"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To visit; to include in a course of travel.

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To go.

  • Take (verb)

    To consume.

  • Take (verb)

    To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.

    "They took two magazines."

    "I used to take The Sunday Times."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To experience, undergo, or endure.

  • Take (verb)

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

    "The general took dinner at seven o'clock."

  • Take (verb)

    To undergo; to put oneself into, to be subjected to.

    "take sun-baths"

    "take a shower"

    "She made the decision to take chemotherapy."

  • Take (verb)

    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"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To regard in a specified way.

    "He took the news badly."

  • Take (verb)

    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"

  • Take (verb)

    To understand (especially in a specified way).

    "Don't take my comments as an insult."

    "if she took my meaning"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To believe, to accept the statements of.

    "take her word for it"

    "take him at his word"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

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

    "I'm not sure what moral to take from that story."

  • Take (verb)

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

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

  • Take (verb)

    To catch or contract (an illness, etc).

    "took a chill"

  • Take (verb)

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

  • Take (verb)

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

    "took her fancy"

    "took her attention"

  • Take (verb)

    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"

  • Take (verb)

    To let in (water).

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To proceed to fill.

    "He took a seat in the front row."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To avail oneself of.

    "He took that opportunity to leave France."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To assume or perform (a form or role).

  • Take (verb)

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

    "The ship took a direct hit and was destroyed."

    "Her career took a hit."

  • Take (verb)

    To assume (a form).

    "took the form of a duck"

    "took shape"

    "a god taking the likeness of a bird"

  • Take (verb)

    To perform (a role).

    "take the part of the villain/hero"

  • Take (verb)

    To bind oneself by.

    "he took the oath of office last night"

  • Take (verb)

    To move into.

    "the witness took the stand"

    "the next team took the field"

  • Take (verb)

    To go into, through, or along.

    "go down two blocks and take the next left"

    "take the path of least resistance"

  • Take (verb)

    To have and use one's recourse to.

    "take cover/shelter/refuge"

  • Take (verb)

    To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.

    "take her pulse / temperature / blood pressure"

    "take a census"

  • Take (verb)

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

    "He took a mental inventory of his supplies."

    "She took careful notes."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

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

    "The photographer will take you sitting down."

    "to take a group/scene"

  • Take (verb)

    To obtain money from, especially by swindling.

    "took me for ten grand"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To deal with.

    "take matters as they arise"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

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

    "He'll probably take this one."

  • Take (verb)

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

    "This verb takes the dative; that verb takes the genitive."

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To engage, take hold or have effect.

  • Take (verb)

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

    "take office"

    "take the throne"

  • Take (verb)

    To adhere or be absorbed properly.

    "the dye didn't take"

  • Take (verb)

    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."

  • Take (verb)

    To catch; to engage.

  • Take (verb)

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

  • Take (verb)

    To become; to be affected in a specified way.

    "They took ill within 3 hours."

    "She took sick with the flu."

  • Take (verb)

    To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.

  • Take (verb)

    An intensifier.

  • Take (verb)

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

  • Take (verb)

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

    "He took me a blow on the head."

  • 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; profits.

    "He wants half of the take if he helps with the job."

    "The mayor is on the take."

  • Take (noun)

    An interpretation or view, opinion or assessment; perspective.

    "What's your take on this issue, Fred?"

  • Take (noun)

    An approach, a (distinct) treatment.

    "a new take on a traditional dish"

  • Take (noun)

    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."

  • Take (noun)

    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.

    "did a double-take and then a triple-take"

    "I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway."

  • Take (noun)

    An instance of successful inoculation/vaccination.

  • Take (noun)

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

  • Take (noun)

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

Oxford Dictionary
  • Sip

    To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea.

  • Sip

    To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.

  • Sip

    To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.

  • Sip (verb)

    To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.

  • Sip (noun)

    The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.

  • Sip (noun)

    A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.

  • Take


  • Take

    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.

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

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

  • Take

    To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.

  • Take

    To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.

  • Take

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

  • Take

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

  • Take

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

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

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

  • Take

    To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take a picture of a person.

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

    To draw; to deduce; to derive.

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

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

  • Take

    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.

  • Take

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

  • Take (verb)

    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.

  • Take (verb)

    To please; to gain reception; to succeed.

  • Take (verb)

    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.

  • Take (verb)

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

  • Take (noun)

    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.

  • Take (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Sip (noun)

    a small drink

  • Sip (verb)

    drink in sips;

    "She was sipping her tea"

  • Take (noun)

    the income arising from 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)

    as of 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)

    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"

  • 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)

    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)

    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"

  • Take (verb)

    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;

    "Take the case of China"

    "Consider the following case"

  • 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, 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"

  • 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)

    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"

  • 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 by regular payment;

    "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"

Princeton's WordNet

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons