Complete Definition of "take"

English

rank|back|under|same|135|take|last|here|thought

Etymology
From ME. < OE. tacan < ON. taka.

Pronunciation
IPA|/teɪk/, SAMPA|/teIk/
audio|en-us-take.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|takes|taking|took|taken

  1. To grasp with the hands.
  2. To grab and move to oneself.

#: Iâll take that plate off the table.

  1. To get into one's possession.
  2. military To gain a position by force.

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

  1. To have sex with forcefully, possibly without consent.

#: The rapist took his victims in dark alleys.

  1. To carry, particularly to a particular destination.

#: I'll take the plate with me.

  1. To choose.

#: I'll take the blue plates.

  1. To support or carry without failing or breaking.

#: That truck bed will only take two tons.

  1. To endure or cope with.

#: I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell.

  1. baseball To not swing at a pitch

#: Heâll probably take this one.

  1. To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.

#: I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.

  1. italbrac|Usually with âforâ To assume or interpret to be.

#: Do you take me for a fool?
#:
I take it you're not going?''

  1. To enroll (in a class, or a course of study)

#: I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangment this semester.

  1. To participate in, undergo (a test or exam).

#: Aren't you supposed to take your math final today?

  1. climbing To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.

#: Take.

  1. To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)

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

  1. To stick, persist, thrive or remain.

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

  1. cricket To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.
  2. impersonal To require.

#: Looks like it's gonna take a taller person to get that down.
#: It takes a village to raise a child.

  1. transitive To require.

#: You'll need to take your textbook with you to every class.

  1. To last [an amount of time].

#: I estimate the trip will take about ten minutes.

Quotations
1611 â w:King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, s:Bible (King James)/Luke|Luke 1:1

Synonyms
(to grasp with the hands): grab, grasp, grip
(to get into one's possession): confiscate, seize
(military: to gain a position by force): capture, conquer, seize
(to have sex with forcefully): have, rape

Derived terms

<!--"for the taking" is listed under "taking"-->
<!--"mickey-take" is derived from "take the mickey"-->
<!--"piss-take" is derived from "take the piss"-->
rel-top4|Terms derived from take
take aback
take a bath
take a breather
take a bite
take a bow
take a chance
take a chill pill
take action
take a dive
take advantage
take a dump
take a gamble
take a look
take amiss
take a moment<!--as in "I'd like to take a moment to compose myself"-->
take a nap
take apart
take a photo
take a photograph
take a picture
take a risk
take a shower
rel-mid4
take a spill
take a spin
take a tumble
take away
<!--"take-away"/"takeaway" is derived from "take away"-->
take back
take charge
take comfort<!--"from" or "in"-->
take cover
take down
<!--"takedown" is derived from "take down"-->
take exception to
take five
take form
take guard
take hold
take in
take it as it comes
take it easy
take it like a man
take it on the chin
take it out on
<!--"take no prisoners" is listed under "take someone prisoner"-->
take off
rel-mid4
take offence
take offense
take off the table
take on
take one's rest
take one's time
take out
<!--"takeout" is derived from "take out"-->
<!--"takeout double" is derived from "takeout"-->
take over
<!--"takeover" is derived from "take over"-->
take part
take place
take pleasure
take pride
take prisoner|take someone prisoner
take round
take shape
take sides
take silk
take stock
take that
take the biscuit
take the cake
rel-mid4
take the fall
take the mick
take the mickey
take the piss
take the trouble
take time
<!--"take time to smell the roses" is given under "take time"-->
take to
take to extremes
take to heart
take to one's bed
take to one's heels
take to one side
take turns
take up
take up for
take up with
take umbrage
take up
take with a pinch of salt
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<!--"take your time": this is given as "take one's time" above-->
See also taken and taking

see|Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take

Translations
trans-top|to grab with the hands
Catalan: agafar
Czech: vzít
French: prendre
German: greifen, nehmen
Polish: braÄ, wziÄÄ
trans-mid
Russian: бÑаÑÑ / взÑÑÑ (bratâ / vz'atâ), ÑваÑаÑÑ/ÑÑваÑиÑÑ (Ïvatát'/sÏvatít')
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: fatta, gripa, ta, ta tag i, hålla sig i
German: nehmen
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trans-top|to grab and move to oneself
Albanian: merr
Arabic: ARchar|اخذ unicode|(âáÏaða)
Catalan: prendre
Chinese: æ¿ (ná)
Croatian: uzeti, uzimati
Czech: vzít
Dutch: nemen
Esperanto: preni
Finnish: ottaa
French: prendre
German: nehmen
Hungarian: vesz
trans-mid
Italian: prendere
Japanese: åã (ã¨ã, toru)
Kazakh: Ð°Ð»Ñ (alu) :kk:алÑ|^
Korean: ì¡ë¤ (jabda)
Portuguese: tomar
Polish: braÄ / wziÄÄ
Russian: бÑаÑÑ / взÑÑÑ (bratâ / vzjatâ)
Slovene: vzeti
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: ta, föra fram till sig
Turkish: almak :tr:almak|(tr)
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trans-top|to get into one's possession
Catalan: prendre
Czech: vzít
French: prendre
German: nehmen
Polish: braÄ, wziÄÄ
trans-mid
Russian: бÑаÑÑ/взÑÑÑ (bratâ / vzjatâ)
Slovene: vzeti
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: ta, få tag på
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trans-top|military: to gain a position by force
Czech: dobýt
French: prendre
German: einnehmen
Polish: zawÅadnÄÄ
trans-mid
Russian: бÑаÑÑ/взÑÑÑ (bratâ / vzjatâ), заÑваÑÑваÑÑ/заÑваÑиÑÑ(zaÏváyvat'/zaÏvatít')
Slovene: zavzeti
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: erövra, ta
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trans-top|to have sex with by force
Catalan: violar, forçar
Czech: vzít
French: prendre (de force), forcer, violer
German: (mit Gewalt) nehmen
Polish: braÄ, wziÄÄ
trans-mid
Russian: бÑаÑÑ/взÑÑÑ (bratâ / vzjatâ)
Slovene: vzeti
Spanish: violar
Swedish: ta
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trans-top|to choose
Catalan: agafar, escollir
Czech: vzít
Finnish: ottaa
German: nehmen
Polish: wybraÄ
trans-mid
Russian: бÑаÑÑ/взÑÑÑ (bratâ / vzjatâ)
Slovene: vzeti
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: ta, välja
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trans-top|to carry
Czech: vzít
Finnish: viedä
German: nehmen
trans-mid
Portuguese: levar, carregar
Spanish: llevar
Swedish: ta
trans-bottom

trans-top|to ingest medicine
Catalan: prendre
Czech: vzít
Finnish: ottaa
German: nehmen
Polish: braÄ, przyjmowaÄ, zażywaÄ
trans-mid
Russian: пÑинимаÑÑ/пÑинÑÑÑ (prinimát'/prin'átâ)
Slovene: vzeti
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: ta
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trans-top|to support or carry without failing or breaking
Czech: unést
Finnish: kestää
German: aushalten
trans-mid
Spanish: soportar
Swedish: hålla, ta
trans-bottom

trans-top|to endure
Czech: vydržet, vystát
Finnish: sietää, kestää
German: aushalten
trans-mid
Spanish: soportar, aguantar
Swedish: ta, tåla
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. An act of taking.
  2. Something that is taken.
  3. A profit or reward.

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

  1. An interpretation or view.

#: Whatâs your take on this issue, Fred?

  1. film An attempt to record a scene.

#: Itâs a take.
#: Act seven, scene three, take two.

  1. rugby A catch.
  2. acting A facial gesture in response to an event.

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

  1. cricket a catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper

Synonyms
<!-- Senses need to be re-attached -->
get
ingest
receive
swallow

Antonyms
<!-- Senses need to be re-attached -->
bring
drop
give

Derived terms
double take
give and take
<!--"mickey-take" is derived from "take the mickey"-->
<!--"piss-take" is derived from "take the piss"-->
take two

Translations
trans-top|act of taking
Czech: vzetí n
Polish: branie, wziÄcie
trans-mid
Spanish: tomar
Swedish: tagande n
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trans-top|something that is taken
Czech: vzaný m
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|profit or reward
Czech: zisk m
Finnish: tuotto, voitto
trans-mid
Spanish: recompensa
Swedish: intäkter c|p
trans-bottom

trans-top|interpretation or view
Czech: názor m
Finnish: mielipide
trans-mid
Spanish: punto de vista
trans-bottom

trans-top|film: attempt to record a scene
Catalan: presa
Finnish: otto
Russian: дÑÐ±Ð»Ñ m
trans-mid
Spanish: toma
Swedish: tagning c
trans-bottom

trans-top|rugby: catch
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|acting: facial gesture
trans-mid
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trans-top|cricket: catch of the ball
trans-mid
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Translations to be checked
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trans-top|Translations to be checked
ttbc|Chinese: æ¿ (ná), å (qÇ), æ¡ (wò), æ¥å (jiÄshòu), åºä» (yìngfù)
ttbc|Dutch: nemen
ttbc|Filipino: kunin
ttbc|German: nehmen
ttbc|Ido: prenar
ttbc|Indonesian: ambil|mengambil, pungut|memungut
ttbc|Italian: prendere (2,5,9,10), portare (1,4,6), violentare (3, also to rape)
trans-mid
ttbc|Japanese: åã, (photograph) æ®ã (ã¨ã, toru); ã¤ãã (tsukamu)
ttbc|Macedonian: зема (zema)
ttbc|Serbian: ÑзеÑи (uzeti)
ttbc|Sicilian: pigghiari (2,5,9,10)
ttbc|Slovak: vziať, zobrať
ttbc|Turkish: almak(1,2,7), yakalamak(4), anlamak(5)
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Derived terms
These need to be checked and put in the section for the the noun or verb senses as appropriate
bytake
intake
mistake
outtake
overtake
<!--"slow on the uptake" is derived from "uptake"-->
spit take
takings, taking
uptake

Category:200 English basic words
Category:English irregular verbs


Japanese
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Romaji
ja-noun|r|hira=ãã

  1. 竹: bamboo
  2. ä¸: height
  3. å²³: peak, mountain

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fi:take
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