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Adjective
Very pleasing to look at
“He looked clean, childish, and very taking.”
Adjective
Communicable
Noun
Receipts
“Their takings were fifteen to twenty thousand pounds a month.”
Verb
Present participle for to get into one's possession
“I would take my hot dog from the street vendor once he had finished preparing it.”
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Present participle for to take control of with one's hands
“Enough tomfoolery. It's time to take the bull by the horns.”
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Present participle for to remove from a particular place
“I had to take the anchovies off from my pizza myself as they had forgotten my request not to add them as a topping.”
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Present participle for to cite or reference
“The teacher would typically take popular phrases from songs or movies to demonstrate the use of various words.”
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(of food, drink or drugs) Present participle for to consume
“You should take some water to help with your dehydration.”
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Present participle for to capture by force
“Jon Snow and his men would take a wight as prisoner to prove the existence of the White Walkers.”
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Present participle for to dispossess someone of something
“Someone would take Jesse's car and he was left bewildered when he couldn't find it.”
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Present participle for to subtract
“If you take two from five, you will be left with three.”
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(of a place or position) Present participle for to occupy
“A large group of tourists would take up all of the tables in the restaurant.”
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(of accommodation) Present participle for to rent
“He would take a room at the Two Schools Hotel, which was in a shabby street off the main boulevard.”
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Present participle for to accept
“I decided to take the first job I was offered as I was desperate.”
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Present participle for to pick one option over another
“I would take going for a walk over just lazing about at home.”
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Present participle for to use as an example in support of an argument
“The world is filled with natural wonders. Take, for example, the pyramids of Egypt.”
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(of a newspaper or periodical) Present participle for to be a subscriber to
“I take Woman's Day to keep up with the Kardashians.”
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Present participle for to ascertain by measurement
“The doctor would take my temperature with a thermometer.”
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Present participle for to write down
“It's best if you take notes during the lecture.”
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Present participle for to carry or bring along with
“It was really difficult to take my new guitar back with me to America because it was so bulky.”
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Present participle for to escort someone somewhere
“You don't look so well. Maybe I should take you home.”
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Present participle for to use as a route or means of transport
“You can take the Eurostar to get from Paris to London, or vice versa.”
Verb
Present participle for to derive from
“Aruba is said to take its name from a Spanish phrase indicating the presence of gold.”
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Present participle for to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“Nanami Nagura would take the title of Air Guitar World Champion after mesmerizing the judges with his incredible performance.”
Verb
Present participle for to act on an opportunity
“This was a rare opportunity that he just had to take.”
Verb
(of a position, state, or form) Present participle for to acquire or assume
“She would take great pride in seeing her children graduate from college.”
Verb
(of news or an event) Present participle for to react to in a specified way
“My mother would take the news of Patrick Swayze's passing rather badly.”
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Present participle for to regard or view in a given way
“Barry did not appreciate it when Donna refused to take him for an American despite his birth certificate proving otherwise.”
Verb
(take it) Present participle for to assume
“I take it that you want me to do my homework now?”
Verb
(take one's word) Present participle for to regard as right or true
“I cannot verify anything you say, but I'm just going to take your word for it.”
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Present participle for to understand or accept the validity of
“I completely take your point that you'd rather not talk about your bad date last night.”
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(be taken by or with) Present participle for to be attracted or charmed by
“Many people were taken with Alex's interesting theory that polluted waters were causing frogs to mutate.”
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Present participle for to endure or tolerate
“I can't take his unfunny jokes anymore.”
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(of an action or task) Present participle for to undertake or perform
“You must take a test before being admitted into their club.”
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(of a subject) Present participle for to have chosen to intellectually pursue
“All of the subjects that I will take this semester are scientifically based.”
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(of time) Present participle for to require or to use up
“It will take about five hours to fly from Toronto to Vancouver.”
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(of a task or situation) Present participle for to have a necessity for a particular person or thing
“It will take a skilled player to quickscope on Call of Duty.”
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(of a garment size) Present participle for to wear or require
“In terms of dresses, I usually take a size 8.”
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Present participle for to take hold or have an effect
“I was indoctrinated with an irrational ideology, but the ideology didn't take as it made no logical sense.”
Verb
(of an illness) Present participle for to catch or contract
“With the current epidemic in my town, I would eventually take a cold myself.”
Verb
Present participle for to choose as an item to purchase
“After some deliberation, I have decided that I will take the pink Chanel handbag.”
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Present participle for to allow or have room for
“The school will take any student who passes the minimum academic requirements.”
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Present participle for to achieve victory over
“With the great players we have, we believe we can take any team.”
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Present participle for to deal with a matter or issue
“Let's just calmly take things as they come.”
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Present participle for to impose an undesirable consequence on
“The constant stress would take its toll on the poor man.”
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Present participle for to deprive of life
“Sadly, cancer would take our dear grandfather.”
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