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take Tweet Definition of take Like Definition of take on Facebook
noun
  1. An act of taking.
  2. Something that is taken.
  3. A profit or reward.
He wants half of the if he helps with the job.
  1. An interpretation or view.
What"s your on this issue, Fred?
  1. (film) An attempt to record a scene.
It"s a .
Act seven, scene three, two.
  1. (rugby) A catch.
  2. (acting) A facial gesture in response to an event.
I did a when I saw the new car in the driveway.
  1. (cricket) a catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper
verb (takes, taking, took, taken)
  1. To grasp with the hands.
  2. To grab and move to oneself.
I"ll 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 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 the plate with me.
  1. To choose.
I'll the blue plates.
  1. To support or carry without failing or breaking.
That truck bed will only two tons.
  1. To endure or cope with.
I can the noise, but I can't take the smell.
  1. (baseball) To not swing at a pitch
He"ll probably this one.
  1. To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.
I aspirin every day to thin my blood.
  1. (italbrac, Usually with "for") To assume or interpret to be.
Do you me for a fool?
I it you're not going?''
  1. To enroll (in a class, or a course of study)
I plan to math, physics, literature and flower arrangment this semester.
  1. To participate in, undergo (a test or exam).
Aren't you supposed to 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 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 .
  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 a taller person to get that down.
It takes a village to raise a child.
  1. (transitive) To require.
You'll need to your textbook with you to every class.
  1. To last an amount of time.
I estimate the trip will about ten minutes.
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adjective (tighter, tightest)
  1. Pushed or pulled together.
My socks are too tight.
  1. Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
The passageway was so we could barely get through.
They flew in a formation.
  1. Under high tension.
Make sure to pull the rope .
  1. Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
Their marching band is extremely .
  1. (colloquial) Intimately friendly.
We've grown tighter over the years.
  1. (slang) (archaic) Intoxicated; drunk.
We went drinking and got .
  1. (slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
That is one bicycle!
  1. (context, slang, usually, _, derogatory) Miserly or frugal.
He's a bit with his money
  1. (colloquial) scarce, Scarce, hard to come by.
I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very , but we made do.
  1. (poker) A player who plays very few hands
  2. (poker) A strategy which involves playing very few hands
adverb
  1. Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
Make sure the lid is closed .
  1. Soundly.
Good night, sleep tight.
turn Tweet Definition of turn Like Definition of turn on Facebook
noun
  1. A change of direction or orientation.
Give the handle a , then pull it.
  1. A movement of an object about its own axis in one direction that continues until the object returns to its initial orientation.
  2. A single loop of a coil.
  3. A chance to use (something) shared in sequence with others.
They took turns playing with the new toy.
  1. One's chance to make a move in a game having two or more players.
  2. A figure in music, often denoted ~, consisting of the note above the one indicated, the note itself, the note below the one indicated, and the note itself again.
  3. (also turnaround) The time required to complete a project.
They quote a three-day on parts like those.
  1. A fit or a period of giddiness.
I've had a funny turn.
  1. A change in temperament or circumstance.
She took a for the worse.
  1. (cricket) A sideways movement of the ball when it bounces (caused by rotation in flight)
  2. (poker) The fourth communal card in Texas hold 'em.
  3. (context, poker, obsolete) The flop (the first three community cards) in Texas hold 'em
  4. (context, electricity) the basic coil element that forms a single conducting loop comprised of one insulated conductor.
verb
  1. (intransitive) Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.
the Earth turns
on the spot
  1. (transitive) To change the direction or orientation of.
Turn the knob clockwise.
  1. (intransitive) To change one's direction of travel.
Turn right here.
  1. (transitive) To position (something) by folding it.
Turn the bed covers.
  1. (transitive) To become.
The leaves brown in autumn.
When I asked him for the money, he turned nasty.
  1. To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.
The prisoners turned on the warden.
  1. (transitive) To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.
She turned the table legs with care and precision.
  1. (intransitive) To sour or spoil; to go bad.
This milk has turned; it smells awful.
  1. (italbrac, usually with over) To complete.
They say they can the parts in two days.
  1. (context, transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  2. (context, intransitive, cricket) Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.
  3. (context, professional wrestling, intransitive) To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.

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