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Taking vs. Taken

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  • Taking (adjective)

    Alluring; attractive.

  • Taking (adjective)

    Infectious; contagious.

  • Taking (noun)

    The act by which something is taken.

  • Taking (noun)

    A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.

  • Taking (noun)

    A state of mental distress, resulting in excited or erratic behavior.

  • Taking (noun)

    That which has been gained.

    "Count the shop's takings."

  • Taking (noun)

    The cash or money received (taken) by a shop or other business; receipts.

    "Fred was concerned because the takings from his sweetshop had fallen again for the third week."

  • Taking (verb)

    present participle of take

  • Taken (adjective)

    Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.

    "He was very taken with the girl, I hear."

  • Taken (adjective)

    In a serious romantic relationship.

    "I can't ask her out, she's taken."

  • Taken (verb)

    past participle of take

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Taking (adjective)

    Apt to take; alluring; attracting.

  • Taking (adjective)

    Infectious; contageous.

  • Taking (noun)

    The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.

  • Taking (noun)

    Agitation; excitement; distress of mind.

  • Taking (noun)

    Malign influence; infection.

  • Taken

    p. p. of Take.

Webster Dictionary
  • Taking (noun)

    the act of someone who picks up or takes something;

    "the pickings were easy"

    "clothing could be had for the taking"

  • Taking (adjective)

    very attractive; capturing interest;

    "a fetching new hairstyle"

    "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"

    "a winning personality"

  • Taken (adjective)

    understood in a certain way; made sense of;

    "a word taken literally"

    "a smile taken as consent"

    "an open door interpreted as an invitation"

  • Taken (adjective)

    having possession gained especially by force or effort

  • Taken (adjective)

    be affected with an indisposition;

    "the child was taken ill"

    "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"

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