Take

Noun

  • An interpretation or view, opinion or assessment; perspective.

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

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

    "Act seven, scene three, take two."

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

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

  • (printing) The quantity of copy given to a compositor at one time.
  • Something that is taken; a haul.
  • The or a quantity of fish, game animals or pelts, etc which have been taken at one time; catch.
  • (film) A scene recorded (filmed) at one time, without an interruption or break; a recording of such a scene.

    "It’s a take."

  • 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"

  • (rugby, cricket) A catch of the ball (in cricket, especially one by the wicket-keeper).
  • The or an act of taking.
  • Money that is taken in, (legal or illegal) proceeds, income; (in particular) profits.

    "The mayor is on the take."

  • An approach, a (distinct) treatment.

    "a new take on a traditional dish"

  • (music) A recording of a musical performance made during an uninterrupted single recording period.
  • (medicine) An instance of successful inoculation/vaccination.
  • 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."

Verb

  • (intransitive, of ink, dye, etc) To adhere or be absorbed properly.

    "the dye didn't take"

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

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

  • (transitive, of cloth, paper, etc) 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"

  • (transitive) To cause to change to a specified state or condition.
  • (transitive) To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.

    "they took two magazines"

  • (transitive) To select or choose; to pick.

    "I'll take the blue plates."

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

    "took the next two tricks; took Smith's rook"

  • (intransitive, of a mechanical device) To catch; to engage.
  • (transitive) To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.

    "he took a mental inventory of his supplies; she took careful notes"

  • (transitive) To require.

    "Looks like it's gonna take a taller person to get that down.   Finishing this on schedule will take a lot of overtime."

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

    "took a dim view of city officials"

  • (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"

  • (transitive) To carry with one, especially to another place.

    "she took her sword with her everywhere she went"

  • (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; the vending machine only takes bills, it doesn't take coins"

  • (transitive) To receive into some relationship.

    "the therapist wouldn't take him as a client"

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

    "They took ill within 3 hours.  She took sick with the flu."

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

    "to take a group / a scene"

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

    "The trip will take about ten minutes."

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

    "He took all the credit for the project, although he had done almost none of the work."

  • (transitive) To experience, undergo or endure.
  • (transitive, especially of a vehicle) To transport or carry; to convey to another place.

    "I took him for a ride / I took him down to London."

  • (transitive, obsolete) To deliver, give (something) to (someone).
  • (transitive) To apply oneself to the study of, now chiefly by enrolling in a class or course.

    "I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester."

  • (transitive) To perform, to do.

    "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."

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

    "I take it from her comments she won't be there."

  • (transitive) To experience or feel.

    "to take a dislike;  to take pleasure"

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

    "she took the steps two or three at a time; he took the curve (or: corner) too fast"

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

    "the earthquake took many lives; the plague took rich and poor alike"

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

    "I’ll take that plate off the table."

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

    "He’ll probably take this one."

  • (transitive) To perform (a role).

    "take the part of the villain / hero"

  • (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"

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

    "That truck bed will only take two tons."

  • (reflexive) To go.
  • (transitive) To have sex with.
  • (transitive) To catch or get possession of (fish or game).

    "took ten catfish in one afternoon"

  • (intransitive) To engage, take hold or have effect.
  • (transitive) To move into.

    "the witness took the stand; the next team took the field"

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

    "took her fancy; took her attention"

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

    "the ship took a direct hit and was destroyed, her career took a hit"

  • (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"

  • (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"

  • (transitive) To exact.

    "to take a toll; to take revenge"

  • (intransitive, of a plant, etc) To begin to grow after being grafted or planted; to (literally or figuratively) take root, take hold.

    "I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't take."

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

    "take her pulse / temperature / blood pressure; take a census"

  • (transitive) To require.

    "it takes a while to get used to the smell"

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

    "took the decision to close its last remaining outlet"

  • (transitive) To consume.
  • (transitive) To carry or lead, especially to another place.
  • (transitive) To receive or accept (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).

    "the camera takes 35mm film"

  • (intransitive) To have the intended effect.
  • (transitive, dated) To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).

    "The photographer will take you sitting down."

  • (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"

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

    "if she took my meaning"

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

    "the general took dinner at seven o'clock; I'll take two sugars in my coffee, please."

  • (transitive, especially of a vehicle) To transport or carry; to convey to another place.

    "The next bus will take you to Metz."

  • (transitive) To receive into some relationship.

    "take a wife; the school only takes new students in the fall"

  • (intransitive, dialectal, proscribed) An intensifier.
  • (transitive) To apply oneself to the study of, now chiefly by enrolling in a class or course.

    "as a child, she took ballet"

  • (transitive) To perform, to do.

    "take a walk; take action/steps/measures to fight drug abuse; take a trip; take aim; take the tempo slowly"

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

    "take her word for it, take him at his word"

  • (transitive) To experience or feel.

    "she takes pride in her work; he took pleasure in his opponent's death; I take offence at that"

  • (transitive, of a path, road, etc) To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.

    "Stone Street took us right past the store."

  • (transitive) To remove.

    "take two egg from the cartoon"

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

    "take a pen off the desk; they took Charlton's gun from his cold, dead hands"

  • (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."

  • (transitive) To assume (a form).

    "took the form of a duck, took shape, a god taking the likeness of a bird"

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

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

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

    "I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell."

  • (transitive) To escort or conduct.

    "He took her to lunch at the new restaurant, took her to the movies, and then took her home."

  • (transitive) To subtract.

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

  • (transitive) To seize or capture.

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

  • (transitive) To grasp or grip.

    "he took her hand in his"

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

    "Billy took her pencil"

  • (intransitive) To get or accept (things, love, etc) into one's possession.

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

  • (transitive) To bind oneself by.

    "he took the oath of office last night"

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

    "Aren't you supposed to take your math final today?  When will you take your vacation?  I had to take a pee."

  • (obsolete) To visit; to include in a course of travel.
  • (intransitive, of a plant, etc) To begin to grow after being grafted or planted; to (literally or figuratively) take root, take hold.

    "not all grafts take"

  • (transitive) To have or take recourse to.

    "take cover / shelter / refuge"

  • (transitive, of a ship) To let in (water).
  • (transitive) To regard in a specified way.

    "he took the news badly"

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

    "I used to take The Sunday Times."

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

    "she took his side in every argument; take a stand on the important issues"

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

    "took third place; took bribes"

  • (intransitive, possibly dated) To win acceptance, favor or favorable reception; to charm people.
  • (transitive) To make (a photograph or film or other reproduction of something).

    "she took a video of their encounter"

  • (transitive) To proceed to fill.

    "He took a seat in the front row."

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

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

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

    "I take aspirin every day to thin my blood."

  • (transitive) To carry with one, especially to another place.

    "I'll take the plate with me."

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

    "take my advice"

  • (intransitive, possibly dated) To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.
  • (transitive) To obtain money from, especially by swindling.

    "took me for ten grand"

  • (transitive) To avail oneself of.

    "he took that opportunity to leave France"

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

    "She took the blame, in the public's eyes, although the debacle was more her husband's fault than her own."

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

    "take sun-baths; take a shower; she made the decision to take chemotherapy"

  • (transitive, of a path, road, etc) To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.

    "These stairs take you down to the basement."

  • (transitive, intransitive, law) To receive or acquire (property) by law (e.g. as an heir).
  • (transitive, obsolete outside dialects and slang) To give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.

    "He took me a blow on the head."

  • (transitive) To deal with.

    "take matters as they arise"

  • (transitive) To assume or perform (a form or role).
  • (transitive) To asume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.

    "I took him to be a person of honor. / Do you take me for (or: take me to be) a fool? / Looking at him as he came into the room, I took him for his father. / He was often taken to be a man of means."

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

    "took a pay cut; take a joke; the hull took a lot of punishment before it broke"

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

    "The pony took every hedge and fence in its path."

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

    "cancer took her life; he took his life last night"

  • (transitive) To seize or capture.

    "take the city; take the guards prisoner; take prisoners"

  • (transitive, grammar) To have an be used with (a certain grammatical form, etc).

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

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

    "take office; take the throne"

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

    "took ill; took a chill"

  • (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."

  • (transitive) To use as a means of transportation.

    "take the ferry; he took the bus to London, and then took a train to Manchester"

  • (transitive) To fight or attempt to fight somebody or something. (See also take on.)

    "Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you."

  • (transitive, cricket) To catch the ball; especially as a wicket-keeper and after the batsman has missed or edged it.

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