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Taking vs. Taken

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Takingadjective

Alluring; attractive.

Takenadjective

Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.

‘He was very taken with the girl, I hear.’;

Takingadjective

(obsolete) Infectious; contagious.

Takenadjective

(informal) In a serious romantic relationship.

‘I can't ask her out, she's taken.’;

Takingnoun

The act by which something is taken.

Takenverb

past participle of take

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Takingnoun

(uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.

Taken

p. p. of Take.

Takingnoun

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

Takenadjective

understood in a certain way; made sense of;

‘a word taken literally’; ‘a smile taken as consent’; ‘an open door interpreted as an invitation’;

Takingnoun

(countable) That which has been gained.

‘Count the shop's takings.’;

Takenadjective

having possession gained especially by force or effort

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Takingnoun

(in the plural) 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.’;

Takenadjective

be affected with an indisposition;

‘the child was taken ill’; ‘couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk’;

Takingverb

present participle of take

Takingadjective

Apt to take; alluring; attracting.

‘Subtile in making his temptations most taking.’;

Takingadjective

Infectious; contageous.

Takingnoun

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

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Takingnoun

Agitation; excitement; distress of mind.

‘What a taking was he in, when your husband asked who was in the basket!’;

Takingnoun

Malign influence; infection.

Takingnoun

the act of someone who picks up or takes something;

‘the pickings were easy’; ‘clothing could be had for the taking’;

Takingadjective

very attractive; capturing interest;

‘a fetching new hairstyle’; ‘something inexpressibly taking in his manner’; ‘a winning personality’;

Takingnoun

the action or process of taking something

‘the taking of life’;

Takingnoun

the amount of money earned by a business from the sale of goods or services

‘the big test for the shop's new look is whether it'll boost takings’;

Takingadjective

(of a person) captivating in manner; charming

‘he was not a very taking person, she felt’;

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