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To have gotten into one's possession
“I took my hot dog from the street vendor once he had finished preparing it.”
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To have taken control of with one's hands
“After some tomfoolery, he then took the bull by the horns.”
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To have removed from a particular place
“I took the anchovies off from my pizza myself as they had forgotten my request not to add them as a topping.”
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To have cited or referenced
“The teacher typically took popular phrases from songs or movies to demonstrate the use of various words.”
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(of food, drink or drugs) To have consumed
“I took some water because I was dehydrated.”
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To have captured by force
“Jon Snow and his men took a wight as a prisoner to prove the existence of the White Walkers.”
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To have dispossessed someone of something
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“Someone took Jesse's car, and he was left bewildered when he couldn't find it.”
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To have subtracted
“If you took two from five, you would have been left with three.”
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(of a place or position) To have occupied
“A large group of tourists took up all of the tables in the restaurant.”
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(of accommodation) To have rented
“He took a room at the Two Schools Hotel, which was in a shabby street off the main boulevard.”
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To have accepted
“I took the first job I was offered as I was desperate.”
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To have picked one option over another
“I took going for a walk over just lazing about at home.”
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To have used as an example in support of an argument
“The world is filled with natural wonders if you took, for example, the pyramids of Egypt.”
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(of a newspaper or periodical) To have been a subscriber to
“I took Woman's Day to keep up with the Kardashians.”
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To have ascertained by measurement
“The doctor took my temperature with a thermometer.”
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To have written down
“I decided it was best if I took some notes during the lecture.”
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To have carried or brought along with
“I took my new guitar with me to America despite it being so bulky.”
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To have escorted someone somewhere
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“She didn't look well, which is why I took her home.”
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To have used as a route or means of transport
“I took the Eurostar to get from Paris to London.”
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To have derived from
“Aruba took its name from a Spanish phrase indicating the presence of gold.”
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To have accepted or received, typically something awarded
“Nanami Nagura took the title of Air Guitar World Champion after mesmerizing the judges with his incredible performance.”
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To have acted on an opportunity
“Wisely, he took the opportunity when it was presented to him.”
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(of a position, state, or form) To have acquired or assumed
“She took great pride in seeing her children graduate from college.”
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(of news or an event) To have reacted in a specified way
“My mother took the news of Patrick Swayze's passing rather badly.”
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To have regarded or viewed in a given way
“Barry appreciated it when Donna took him for an American despite his birth certificate proving otherwise.”
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(took it) To have assumed
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“I took it that she wanted me to do my homework.”
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(took one's word) To have regarded as right or true
“I could not verify anything he said, but I just took his word for it anyway.”
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To have understood or accepted the validity of
“I took his point that he did not want to talk about his bad date the night before.”
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To have endured or tolerated
“I took his unfunny jokes with grace and aplomb.”
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(of an action or task) To have undertaken or performed
“She took the mandatory test before being admitted into their club.”
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(of a subject) To have intellectually pursued
“All of the subjects that I took last semester were scientifically based.”
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(of time) To have required or used up
“It took about five hours to fly from Toronto to Vancouver.”
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(of a task or situation) To have had a necessity for a particular person or thing
“It took a skilled player to quickscope on Call of Duty.”
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(of a garment size) To have worn or required
“Before I gained some weight, I took a size 8.”
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To have taken hold or had an effect
“I was indoctrinated with an irrational ideology, but the ideology never took as it made no logical sense.”
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(of an illness) To have caught or contracted
“With the epidemic sweeping through my town, I eventually took a cold myself.”
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To have chosen as an item to purchase
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“After some deliberation, I took the pink Chanel handbag.”
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To have allowed or had room for
“The school took any student who passed the minimum academic requirements.”
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To have achieved victory over
“They took all teams before them due to their superiority.”
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To have dealt with a matter or issue
“We calmly took things as they come.”
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To have imposed an undesirable consequence on
“The constant stress took its toll on the poor man.”
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To have deprived of life
“Sadly, cancer took our dear grandfather.”
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