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Definitions of take:
  • noun:   the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
  • noun:   the income arising from land or other property
  • verb:   head into a specified direction
  • verb:   experience or feel or submit to
    Example: "Take a test"
  • verb:   to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
    Example: "Take shelter from the storm"
  • verb:   take into one's possession
    Example: "I'll take three salmon steaks"
  • verb:   take by force
  • verb:   buy, select
    Example: "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
  • verb:   make use of or accept for some purpose
    Example: "Take a risk"
  • verb:   as of time or space
  • verb:   develop a habit
  • verb:   carry out
    Example: "Take action"
  • verb:   ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
    Example: "Take a pulse"
  • verb:   be seized or affected in a specified way
    Example: "Take sick"
  • verb:   interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    Example: "How should I take this message?"
  • verb:   accept or undergo, often unwillingly
  • verb:   obtain by winning
    Example: "Winner takes all"
  • verb:   get into one's hands, take physically
    Example: "Take a cookie!"
  • verb:   have sex with; archaic use
    Example: "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  • verb:   travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
    Example: "He takes the bus to work"
  • verb:   receive willingly something given or offered
  • verb:   assume, as of positions or roles
  • verb:   be capable of holding or containing
    Example: "This box won't take all the items"
  • verb:   be designed to hold or take
    Example: "This surface will not take the dye"
  • verb:   pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    Example: "Take any one of these cards"
  • verb:   take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    Example: "Take the case of China"
  • verb:   take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
  • verb:   lay claim to; as of an idea
  • verb:   be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  • verb:   aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
    Example: "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
  • verb:   remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract
    Example: "Take the gun from your pocket"
  • verb:   proceed along in a vehicle
  • verb:   occupy or take on
  • verb:   take somebody somewhere
    Example: "Can you take me to the main entrance?"
  • verb:   take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    Example: "Take these letters to the boss"
  • verb:   receive or obtain by regular payment
    Example: "We take the Times every day"
  • verb:   admit into a group or community
  • verb:   have with oneself; have on one's person
    Example: "She always takes an umbrella"
  • verb:   make a film or photograph of something
    Example: "Take a scene"
  • verb:   be a student of a certain subject
  • verb:   serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    Example: "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  • verb:   take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • verb:   engage for service under a term of contract
    Example: "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  • verb:   require as useful, just, or proper
    Example: "It takes nerve to do what she did"

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