[teɪk] (past tense took [tʊk] ; past participle taken [ˈteɪkən] ) verb [T] I
1) to move or carry someone or something from one place to another
Remember to take a pen with you.[/ex]
What time do you take Amy to school?[/ex]
The cat had to be taken to the vet.[/ex]
Our guide took us around the cathedral.[/ex]
On long journeys I always take my dog along.[/ex]
We took my mother for a drive in the country.[/ex]
Take Debbie this cup of coffee, will you?[/ex]
Let's take the presents to them tonight.[/ex]
2) to perform an action
Take a deep breath.[/ex]
Let's take a walk down to the river.[/ex]
The government must take action to stop this trade.[/ex]
You need to take more exercise.[/ex]
3) to need something
Your odd behaviour is going to take a bit of explaining.[/ex]
It's going to take some doing (= be difficult to do) to persuade them![/ex]
It takes talent and dedication to become a top dancer.[/ex]
The journey will take us about three days.[/ex]
4) to accept something
I've decided not to take the job.[/ex]
Sorry, we don't take credit cards.[/ex]
She won't take my advice.[/ex]
In this job you have to be able to take criticism.[/ex]
That's my final price, take it or leave it (= the offer will not change).[/ex]
You don't have to take my word for it (= believe what I am saying) – you can ask Tom.[/ex]
5) to cause someone or something to be in a new situation
Her amazing energy has taken her to the top of her profession.[/ex]
The police took the thief into custody.[/ex]
They'll take us to court if we don't pay up soon.[/ex]
6) to win a prize in a competition or a vote in an election
Who took the silver medal?[/ex]
The Labour Party took 45 per cent of the vote.[/ex]
7) to reach out and get something with your hand
Take as many cakes as you like.[/ex]
Let me take your coats.[/ex]
8) to study a particular subject
I took a course in computer programming.[/ex]
9) to remove something, or to steal something
Who's taken my pencil?[/ex]
The thieves didn't take much.[/ex]
Take the knife away from her![/ex]
10) to get a picture or a measurement using a machine
May I take a photo of the two of you?[/ex]
A nurse took his temperature every hour.[/ex]
11) to remove one number or quantity from another number or quantity
If you take five from ten, you're left with five.[/ex]
12) to get control of something from an opponent
The town was finally taken after a six-week siege.[/ex]
13) to use a particular type of transport or a particular road
Take the A14 as far as Cambridge.[/ex]
I usually take the bus to work.[/ex]
14) to put drugs or medicine into your body
People worry that their children will start taking drugs.[/ex]
You eat food and drink drinks, but you take liquid or solid medicine: She took a pill for her headache. ♦ You have to keep taking your antibiotics.
15) to have milk or sugar in your tea or coffee
Do you take milk in your coffee?[/ex]
16) to wear a particular size of clothes or shoes
What size shoes do you take?[/ex]
17) to think about someone or something in a particular way
He tries hard, but I just can't take him seriously.[/ex]
She took his remarks as a compliment.[/ex]
She looks so young that I took her for your sister.[/ex]
18) to do, or to have something
Please take a seat (= sit down).[/ex]
They're shooting at us! Quick, take cover![/ex]
I did all the work, but Gill took all the credit.[/ex]
The rebels are taking control of the city.[/ex]
We must encourage fathers to take full responsibility for their children.[/ex]
19) to have a feeling or opinion
I'm afraid she took offence at my remarks.[/ex]
He's never taken much interest in his kids.[/ex]
Lisa took pity on us and invited us to dinner.[/ex]
I take the view that children should be told the truth.[/ex]
take place — to happen[/ex]
The Olympics take place every four years.[/ex]
- take after sb
- take sth apart
- take sth back
- take sth down
- take sb in
- take sth in
- take off
- take sth off
- take on sth
- take sb on
- take sth on
- take sb out
- take sth out
- take sth out on sb
- take (sth) over
- take sth over
- take sb through sth
- take to sth
- take to sb/sth
- take up sth
- take sth up
- take sb up on sth
- take sth up with sb
noun [C]
take [teɪk]
1) a section of a film or television programme that is recorded without stopping
2) informal
the amount of money that a business earns in a particular period of time
sb's take on sth — someone's opinion about something[/ex]
What's your take on the political crisis?[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …   English World dictionary

  • take — ► VERB (past took; past part. taken) 1) lay hold of with one s hands; reach for and hold. 2) occupy (a place or position). 3) capture or gain possession of by force. 4) carry or bring with one; convey. 5) remove from a place. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • take — [n] profit booty*, catch, catching, cut, gate, haul*, holding, part, proceeds, receipts, return, returns, revenue, share, takings, yield; concept 344 Ant. debt, loss take [v1] get; help oneself to abduct, accept, acquire, arrest, attain, capture …   New thesaurus

  • Take — Take, v. i. 1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. Shak. [1913 Webster] When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise. Bacon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take — vb took, tak·en, tak·ing vt 1 a: to obtain control, custody, or possession of often by assertive or intentional means b: to seize or interfere with the use of (property) by governmental authority; specif: to acquire title to for public use by… …   Law dictionary

  • Take On Me — ist ein Lied und Nummer Eins Hit der norwegischen Popband a ha, welches von ihrem ersten Album Hunting High and Low aus dem Jahr 1985 stammt. Aufgenommen wurde der Titel bereits 1984, jedoch schaffte er es erst mit dem dritten Anlauf zum Nummer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Take on me — ist ein Lied und Nummer Eins Hit der norwegischen Popband a ha, welches von ihrem ersten Album Hunting High and Low aus dem Jahr 1985 stammt. Aufgenommen wurde der Titel bereits 1984, jedoch schaffte er es erst mit dem dritten Anlauf zum Nummer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Take on Me — «Take on Me» Sencillo de a ha del álbum Hunting High and Low Publicación 5 de abril de 1985; 16 de septiembre de 1985 Formato 7 , 12 Grabación 1984 1985 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Take — (engl. „nehmen, Aufnahme“) steht für: Take bzw. Einstellung (Film), eine ungeschnittene, zumeist kurze Filmaufnahme Take (Musik), die schrittweise Aufnahme von akustischen Signalen Take 2 Interactive, der Hersteller von Computer und Videospielen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Take 2 — Take Two Interactive Software Inc. Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”