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Dictionary definition for: Take

1. (n) the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

2. (v) carry out; "take action" "take steps" "take vengeance"

3. (n) the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

4. (v) as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"

5. (v) take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "He conducted us to the palace"

6. (v) get into one''s hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!" "Can you take this bag, please"

7. (v) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone" "The story took a new turn" "he adopted an air of superiority" "She assumed strange manners" "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

8. (v) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire" "How should I take this message?" "You can''t take credit for this!"

9. (v) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

10. (v) take into one''s possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I''ll take three salmon steaks"

11. (v) require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"

12. (v) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

13. (v) travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work" "She takes Route 1 to Newark"

14. (v) receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller''s daughter" "I won''t have this dog in my house!" "Please accept my present"

15. (v) assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"

16. (v) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China" "Consider the following case"

17. (v) experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test" "Take the plunge"

18. (v) make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene" "shoot a movie"

19. (v) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract; "remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the envir

20. (v) serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"

21. (v) accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"

22. (v) make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk" "take an opportunity"

23. (v) take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

24. (v) occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position" "She took her seat on the stage" "We took our seats in the orchestra" "She took up her position behind the tree" "strike a pose"

25. (v) admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study" "We''ll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

26. (v) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse" "A reading was taken of the earth''s tremors"

27. (v) be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

28. (v) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

29. (v) head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills" "We made for the mountains"

30. (v) aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don''t aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don''t train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one''s opponent"

31. (v) be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick" "be taken drunk"

32. (v) have with oneself; have on one''s person; "She always takes an umbrella" "I always carry money" "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

33. (v) engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let''s rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

34. (v) receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day"

35. (v) buy, select; "I''ll take a pound of that sausage"

36. (v) to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"

37. (v) have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

38. (v) lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"

39. (v) be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"

40. (v) be capable of holding or containing; "This box won''t take all the items" "The flask holds one gallon"

41. (v) develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"

42. (v) proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"

43. (v) obtain by winning; "Winner takes all" "He took first prize"

44. (v) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS" "She came down with pneumonia" "She took a chill"

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