Definitions and translations for "take"

Definition of take

Pronunciation
Verb
1. 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
I'll take that plate off the table.;
1. Transitive To seize or capture.
Take the guards prisoner; take prisoners
After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.
2. Transitive To catch or get possession of (fish or game).
Took ten catfish in one afternoon
3. Cricket To catch the ball; especially as a wicket-keeper and after the batsman has missed or edged it.
4. Transitive To appropriate or transfer into one's own possession, sometimes by physically carrying off.
Billy took her pencil
5. Transitive To exact.
Take a toll; take revenge
6. Transitive To capture or win (a piece or trick) in a game.
Took the next two tricks; took Smith's rook
2. To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).
Took third place; took bribes
The camera takes 35mm film
7. 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; do you take credit?
The vending machine only takes bills, it doesn't take coins
8. Transitive To accept and follow (advice, etc).
Take my advice
9. Transitive To receive into some relationship.
Take a wife; the school only takes new students in the fall; the therapist wouldn't take him as a client
10. Legal To receive or acquire (property) by law (e.g. as an heir).
3. To remove.
Take two egg from the cartoon
11. Transitive To remove or end by death; to kill.
The earthquake took many lives; the plague took rich and poor alike
Cancer took her life; he took his life last night
12. Transitive To subtract.
Take one from three and you are left with two
4. To have sex with.
5. To defeat (someone or something) in a fight.
Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.
The woman guarding us looks like a professional, but I can take her!
6. To grasp or grip.
He took her hand in his
7. 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
I'll take the blue plates.
8. To adopt (select) as one's own.
She took his side in every argument
Take a stand on the important issues
9. To carry or lead (something or someone).
She took her sword with her everywhere she went
I'll take the plate with me.
13. Especially of a vehicle To transport or carry; to convey to another place.
The next bus will take you to Metz.
I took him for a ride; I took him down to London.
14. Path, road, etc To lead (to a place); to serve as a means of reaching.
These stairs take you down to the basement.
Stone Street took us right past the store.
15. Transitive To pass (or attempt to pass) through or around.
She took the steps two or three at a time; he took the curve / corner too fast
The pony took every hedge and fence in its path.
16. Transitive To escort or conduct.
He took her to lunch at the new restaurant, took her to the movies, and then took her home.
17. Reflexive To go.
10. To use as a means of transportation.
Take the ferry; I took a plane
He took the bus to London, and then took a train to Manchester
11. To visit; to include in a course of travel.
12. 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
18. Transitive To obtain or receive regularly by (paid) subscription.
They took two magazines
I used to take The Sunday Times.
13. To consume.
19. 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
I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.
20. 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.
14. To experience, undergo, or endure.
21. Transitive To undergo; to put oneself into, to be subjected to.
Take sun-baths; take a shower; she made the decision to take chemotherapy
22. Transitive To experience or feel.
She takes pride in her work; I take offence at that
To take a dislike; to take pleasure in his opponent's death
23. Transitive To submit to; to endure (without ill humor, resentment, or physical failure).
Took a pay cut; take a joke; the hull took a lot of punishment before it broke
I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell.
That truck bed will only take two tons.
24. 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.
Aren't you supposed to take your math final today?
I had to take a pee.
25. Transitive To suffer, to endure (a hardship or damage).
The ship took a direct hit and was destroyed; her career took a hit
15. To cause to change to a specified state or condition.
16. To regard in a specified way.
He took the news badly
17. To conclude or form (a decision or an opinion) in the mind.
Took the decision to close its last remaining outlet
Took a dim view of city officials
18. To understand (especially in a specified way).
Don't take my comments as an insult.
If she took my meaning
19. To accept or be given (rightly or wrongly); assume (especially as if by right).
He took all the credit for the project, although he had done almost none of the work.
She took the blame, in the public's eyes, although the debacle was more her husband's fault than her own.
20. To believe, to accept the statements of.
Take her word for it; take him at his word
21. To asume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.
Take it from her comments she won't be there.
I took him to be a person of honor.; He was often taken to be a man of means.
Do you take me for a fool?; Do you take me to be stupid?
Looking at him as he came into the room, I took him for his father.
22. To draw, derive, or deduce (a meaning from something).
I'm not sure what moral to take from that story.
23. To derive (as a title); to obtain from a source.
"As I Lay Dying" takes its title from Book XI of Homer's "Odyssey"
24. To catch or contract (an illness, etc).
Took ill; took a chill
25. To come upon or catch (in a particular state or situation).
26. To captivate or charm; to gain or secure the interest or affection of.
Took her fancy; took her attention
27. 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
28. To let in (water).
29. To require.
It takes a while to get used to the smell
Looks like it's gonna take a taller person to get that down.
Finishing this on schedule will take a lot of overtime.
30. To proceed to fill.
He took a seat in the front row.
31. To fill, to use up (time or space).
Hunting that whale takes most of his free time; his collection takes a lot of space
The trip will take about ten minutes.
32. To avail oneself of.
He took that opportunity to leave France
33. To perform, to do.
Take a walk; take action/steps/measures to fight drug abuse; take a trip; take aim; take the tempo slowly
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.
34. To assume or perform (a form or role).
26. Transitive To assume (a form).
Took the form of a duck; took shape; a god taking the likeness of a bird
27. Transitive To perform (a role).
Take the part of the villain/hero
28. Transitive To assume and undertake the duties of (a job, an office, etc).
Take office; take the throne
35. To bind oneself by.
He took the oath of office last night
36. To move into.
The witness took the stand; the next team took the field
37. To go into, through, or along.
Go down two blocks and take the next left; take the path of least resistance
38. To have or take recourse to.
Take cover/shelter/refuge
39. To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.
Take her pulse / temperature / blood pressure; take a census
40. To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.
He took a mental inventory of his supplies; she took careful notes
41. To make (a photograph, film, or other reproduction of something).
She took a video of their encounter; could you take a picture of us?; the police took his fingerprints
42. To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).
The photographer will take you sitting down.
To take a group/scene
43. To obtain money from, especially by swindling.
Took me for ten grand
44. To apply oneself to the study of.
As a child, she took ballet
I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester.
45. To deal with.
Take matters as they arise
46. 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.
47. To decline to swing at (a pitched ball); to refrain from hitting at, and allow to pass.
He'll probably take this one.
48. To have an be used with (a certain grammatical form, etc).
This verb takes the dative; that verb takes the genitive.
49. To get or accept (something) into one's possession.
My husband and I have a dysfunctional marriage. He just takes and takes; he never gives.
50. To engage, take hold or have effect.
29. Of ink, dye, etc To adhere or be absorbed properly.
The dye didn't take
30. Plant, etc To begin to grow after being grafted or planted; to figuratively take root, take hold.
Not all grafts take
I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't take.
31. Mechanical device To catch; to engage.
32. To win acceptance, favor or favorable reception; to charm people.
33. Intransitive To have the intended effect.
51. To become; to be affected in a specified way.
They took ill within 3 hours.; She took sick with the flu.
52. To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.
53. An intensifier.
54. To deliver, give (something) to (someone).
55. To give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.
He took me a blow on the head.
Noun
56. The or an act of taking.
57. Something that is taken; a haul.
34. 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.
The mayor is on the take.
35. The or a quantity of fish, game animals or pelts, etc which have been taken at one time; catch.
58. An interpretation or view, opinion or assessment; perspective.
What's your take on this issue, Fred?
59. An approach, a (distinct) treatment.
A new take on a traditional dish
60. A scene recorded (filmed) at one time, without an interruption or break; a recording of such a scene.
It's a take.
Act seven, scene three, take two.
61. A recording of a musical performance made during an uninterrupted single recording period.
62. 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
I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.
63. An instance of successful inoculation/vaccination.
64. A catch of the ball (in cricket, especially one by the wicket-keeper).
65. The quantity of copy given to a compositor at one time.
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English - English - take

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n. act of taking; something taken; amount taken or collected at one time; income, proceeds, profits (Informal); movie scene filmed without interruption; sound recording made in one session; successful inoculation
v. get into one's possession; seize, capture, possess; grasp with the hands; contract, be affected with; carry away; captivate, charm; subtract, minus; do; occupy; ingest; ride; accept; feel; study; write down; endure; convey, transport; be effective
n. take, portion of a movie filmed without interruption

English - Spanish - take

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s. toma; participación
v. tomar, apropiarse de, coger, prender, quedarse con, recibir, tomar prestado, tomarse; llevar, conducir; soportar, aceptar, aguantar; ingerir; entender, conceptuar; asumir; sustraer, quitar

English - French - take

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n. prise de vues; enregistrement; prise de gibier; recette, produit, profit (de magasin)
v. prendre; attraper; saisir; capturer; posséder; captiver; louer (maison, voiture); prendre (billet); gagner, remporter; faire (promenade, bain, congé); accepter, recevoir; user, consommer; conduire, mener; emmener, transporter; avoir du succès; réussir

English - German - take

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n. Einnahme (Tageseinanhme); Take, Einstellung (Television); Anteil; Fang; Jagdbeute
v. nehmen; einnehmen; machen (Gefangenen); belegen; mitnehmen

English - Indonesian - take

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n. pendapatan, penerimaan
v. mengambil, ambil, memegang, menerima, suka, merebut, mencuri, mengira, menganggap, menyangka, jadi, mencatat, mencatatkan, memuat, memakan waktu, memerlukan, mulai menyala, makan, minum, pakai, menyewa, melakukan, mengadakan, naik, menaiki, mendapat, mendapati, mendapatkan, memperoleh
v. mencapai, menduduki, menempati, menempuh, memenangkan, mengalihkan, mengikuti, menderita, membawa, mengantar, menggunakan, mencedok, mengurangi, mengurangkan, mencabut, mencabuntukan

English - Italian - take

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s. presa; incasso, introito, entrata; (Cin, TV) ripresa; registrazione; bottino, refurtiva; (Pesc) retata, pesca; (Venat) cacciagione; (Tip, Giorn) parte di una copia data al compositore
v. prendere, (fam) pigliare; togliere, levare; sottrarre, detrarre; scegliersi; ricevere; affittare, prendere in affitto; ingerire; esporsi a; fare; prendersi, concedersi, permettersi; tenere

English - Polish - take

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n. połów rybaka, upolowana zwierzyna, układ w łamach {druk.}, wpływy kasowe
v. wziąć, brać, nabrać, zabierać, powziąć, zyskać, chwycić, inkasować {sport.}, wydostać, przyjąć, zabierać się do, zarezerwować, zjadać, jeść, wymagać, zanotować, usłuchać, wdać się, badać, zgodzić się, udać się, nabierać, zabrać, zyskiwać, chwytać, wydostawać, przyjmować, zjeść, wdawać się

English - Portuguese - take

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s. entrada; recepção; introdução
v. pegar; tirar; tomar; segurar; agarrar; receber; capturar; aprisionar; aceitar; fotografar; empregar; adotar; entender; guiar; conseguir

English - Romanian - take

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n. cantitate de vânat sau de peşte, luare, pradă, prindere, reţetă la casă, scenă care urmează să fie filmată
v. lua, împrumuta, lua cu împrumut, aduce, apuca, însoţi, căra, captura, prinde, prelua, pune stăpânire pe, înhăţa, cuceri, ocupa, accepta, primi, primi, adopta, mânca, bea, îmbuca, consuma, avea succes, fermeca, obţine, urma, angaja, închiria, conduce, duce, lua cu sine, întreprinde, interpreta, înţelege, pricepe, tălmăci, fotografia

English - Russian - take

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с. захват, взятие, выручка, барыши, сбор, улов; урок наборщика, дубль, кинокадр
г. брать; захватить, овладеть, ловить, брать в плен; получать; использовать, пользоваться, потреблять, принимать; доставать, добывать; считать, полагать; действовать, оказывать действие, воздействовать; увлекать, уносить; иметь успех; нравиться

English - Turkish - take

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f. almak, götürmek, tahammül etmek, tutmak, icap etmek, ele geçirmek, elde etmek, yakalamak, çıkarmak, karşılamak, atlatmak, etmek, hissetmek, yanmak, kazanmak, yapmak, ölçmek, kabul etmek, sanmak, çekmek [fot.], katlanmak, dayanmak, kaplamak, gerektirme
i. tutma, tutuş, tutulan balık miktarı, avalanan hayvan miktarı, alıntı, hasat, pay, tepki, reaksiyon, kabul etme (vücut), alınan taş

English - Ukrainian - take

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n. захоплення, виручка, улов
v. брати, хапати, захоплювати, ловити, привласнювати, видобувати, сприймати, розуміти, приваблювати, взяти, заводити, повести, поміряти, приводити, проводити, розбирати, розводити, складати

German - English - take

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n. act of taking; something taken; amount taken or collected at one time; income, proceeds, profits (Informal); movie scene filmed without interruption; sound recording made in one session; successful inoculation

English - Dutch - take

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zn. vangst; ontvangst, recette (van schouwburg); opname (v. film)
ww. nemen; pakken; brengen; begrijpen, snappen

English - Greek - take

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ρήμ. λαμβάνω, παίρνω

English - Arabic - take

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‏صورة، دخل، غنيمة، الأخذ، فاجأ‏
‏شارك، أمسك ب، إستلم، إحتل، حقق، نال، أسر، صور، أدرك، إستعاد، إستولى، تناول، قبل، إستحوذ على، إشترى، إختار، إقتضى، حمل، رافق، إستمر، تعود، بدأ، قبل التحدى للمبارزة، أخذ، تطلب‏

English - Chinese - take

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(名) 拿, 收成, 取
(动) 拿, 抓, 取; 拿, 起作用, 取

English - Chinese - take

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(名) 拿, 收成, 取
(動) 拿, 抓, 取; 拿, 起作用, 取

English - Hindi - take

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n. ग्रहण करना
v. लेना, ले लेना, ग्रहण करना, क़ब्ज़ा करना, अधिकार करना, पकड़ना, दबोचना, फंसाना, जीतना, फ़यदा उठाना, लाभ उठाना, बाज़ी जीतना, पाना, हासिल करना, प्राप्त करना, निकलाना, निगलना, लीलना, लगना, स्थान घेरना, जगह घेरना, गाड़ी पकड़ना, किराये पर लेना, चुनना, पसंद करना, साथ जाना, ख़याल करना, विचार करना, समझना, मालूम करना, गोचर करना

English - Japanese - take

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(名) 取ること; 取られること; 一度に取る量; 収入; 儲け(略式); 中断なしの映画の録画; 録音; 予防接種
(動) 取る; 抱く; 奪い取る; 捕らえる; 占領する; 持って行く; 黙って取っていく; 連れて行く; 獲得する; 契約する; 心を奪う; 引き算する; 費やす; 摂取する; 乗る; 感じる; 研究する; 書き留める; 耐える; 輸送する; 効果をもたらす

English - Korean - take

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명. 잡음, 포획; 잡은 것; 포회량; 수입, 이익 (구어); 중단없이 찍은 영화장면; 한면적에 만들어진 녹음; 성공적인 예방접종
동. 취하다; 잡다, 포획하다; 움켜쥐다; ...의 영향을 받다; 나르다; 매혹시키다; 소거하다, 빼다; 행하다; 차지하다; 음식을 섭취하다; 타다; 받아 들이다; 느끼다; 받아 적다; 견디다

English - Vietnamese - take

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n. sự cầm, sự bắt được, công việc của người sắp chữ
v. cầm, nắm, chiếm, lấy, mướn nhà, uống thuốc, đoạt giải thưởng, nhận được, dắt người, bị bịnh, có kết quả, lấy cái gì
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Synonyms for take
1. seize: grasp, catch, capture
2. acquire: obtain, get, secure, procure, win
3. embrace: grasp, clasp, grip, accept, adopt
4. receive: accept, admit, take in
5. select: choose, pick, elect
6. subtract: deduct
7. carry: convey, transfer
8. escort: accompany, conduct, lead
Verb forms for take
Present participle: taking
Present: take (3.person: takes)
Past: took
Future: will take
Present conditional: would take
Present Perfect: have taken (3.person: has taken)
Past Perfect: had taken
Future Perfect: will have taken
Past conditional: would have taken