Take - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |teɪk|  American pronunciation of the word take
Brit.  |teɪk|  British pronunciation of the word take
irregular verb:  p.t. — took  p.p. — taken

noun

- the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property (syn: issue, payoff, proceeds, return, takings, yield)
- the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

verb

- carry out
- require (time or space) (syn: occupy)
- take somebody somewhere(syn: conduct, direct, guide, lead)
- get into one's hands, take physically
- take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect (syn: acquire, adopt, assume)
- interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression(syn: read)
- take something or somebody with oneself somewhere (syn: bring, convey)

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Examples

She took her things to her room.

It looks like rain. You had better take an umbrella with you.

This bus takes you downtown.

Her office is down that hallway. I can take you there, if you want me to.

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

She took us for a ride in her new car.

He's not the kind of guy you can take home to meet your parents.

She took her child to one side and scolded him.

I took the pen and signed my name.

Take the pan by the handle.

It took us 20 takes to get the scene right.

She nailed it on the first take.

He stands to earn 10 percent of the company's $1 million take on the deal.

She was expecting a bigger take.

I took her hand and kissed her.

Phrasal verbs

take away  — remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
take down  — move something or somebody to a lower position
take in  — provide with shelter
take off  — leave
take on  — take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

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Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: take
he/she/it: takes
present participle: taking
past tense: took
past participle: taken
noun
singular: take
plural: takes
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