- 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) subtract. 7) consume as food, drink, medicine, or drugs. 8) bring into a specified state. 9) experience or be affected by. 10) use as a route or a means of transport. 11) accept or receive. 12) acquire or assume (a position, state, or form). 13) require or use up. 14) hold or accommodate. 15) act on (an opportunity). 16) regard, view, or deal with in a specified way: he took it as an insult. 17) submit to, tolerate, or endure. 18) make, undertake, or perform (an action or task). 19) be taught or examined in (a subject).► NOUN 1) a sequence of sound or vision photographed or recorded continuously. 2) a particular version of or approach to something: his whimsical take on life. 3) an amount gained or acquired from one source or in one session.● be on the take — Cf. ↑be on the take● take after — Cf. ↑take after● take as read — Cf. ↑take as read● take back — Cf. ↑take back● take five — Cf. ↑take five● take in — Cf. ↑take in● take in hand — Cf. ↑take in hand● take it on one (or oneself) to do — Cf. ↑take it on oneself to do● take it out of — Cf. ↑take it out of● take off — Cf. ↑take off● take on — Cf. ↑take on● take something out on — Cf. ↑take something out on● take over — Cf. ↑take over● take one's time — Cf. ↑take one's time● take to — Cf. ↑take to● take up — Cf. ↑take up● take up on — Cf. ↑take up on● take up with — Cf. ↑take up withDERIVATIVES taker noun.ORIGIN Old Norse.
English terms dictionary. 2015.