Part Of Speech: verb
Definition: To get into one's hands, possession or control, with or without force.
Example: I'll take that plate off the table.
Definition: To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).
Example: The camera takes 35mm film.
Definition: To remove.
Example: take two eggs from the carton
Definition: To have sex with.
Definition: To defeat (someone or something) in a fight.
Example: Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.
Definition: To grasp or grip.
Example: He took her hand in his.
Definition: To select or choose; to pick.
Example: I'll take the blue plates.
Definition: To adopt (select) as one's own.
Example: She took his side in every argument.
Definition: To carry or lead (something or someone).
Example: I'll take the plate with me.
Definition: To use as a means of transportation.
Example: He took the bus to London, and then took a train to Manchester.
Definition: To visit; to include in a course of travel.
Definition: To obtain for use by payment or lease.
Example: He took a full-page ad in the Times.
Definition: To consume.
Definition: To experience, undergo, or endure.
Definition: To cause to change to a specified state or condition.
Example: He had to take it apart to fix it.
Definition: To regard in a specified way.
Example: He took the news badly.
Definition: To conclude or form (a decision or an opinion) in the mind.
Example: took a dim view of city officials
Definition: To understand (especially in a specified way).
Example: Don't take my comments as an insult.
Definition: To accept or be given (rightly or wrongly); assume (especially as if by right).
Example: He took all the credit for the project, although he had done almost none of the work.
Definition: To believe, to accept the statements of.
Example: take her word for it
Definition: To assume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.
Example: Do you take me for a fool?
Definition: To draw, derive, or deduce (a meaning from something).
Example: I'm not sure what moral to take from that story.
Definition: To derive (as a title); to obtain from a source.
Example: "As I Lay Dying" takes its title from Book XI of Homer's "Odyssey"
Definition: To catch or contract (an illness, etc).
Example: took a chill
Definition: To come upon or catch (in a particular state or situation).
Definition: To captivate or charm; to gain or secure the interest or affection of.
Example: took her attention
Definition: (of a material) To absorb or be impregnated by (dye, ink, etc); to be susceptible to being treated by (polish, etc).
Example: cloth that takes dye well
Definition: (of a ship) To let in (water).
Definition: To require.
Example: Finishing this on schedule will take a lot of overtime.
Definition: To proceed to fill.
Example: He took a seat in the front row.
Definition: To fill, to use up (time or space).
Example: His collection takes a lot of space.
Definition: To avail oneself of.
Example: He took that opportunity to leave France.
Definition: To practice; perform; execute; carry out; do.
Example: Pirès ran in to take the kick.
Definition: To assume or perform (a form or role).
Definition: To bind oneself by.
Example: he took the oath of office last night
Definition: To move into.
Example: the next team took the field
Definition: To go into, through, or along.
Example: go down two blocks and take the next left
Definition: To have and use one's recourse to.
Example: take cover/shelter/refuge
Definition: To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.
Example: take a census
Definition: To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.
Example: He took a mental inventory of his supplies.
Definition: To make (a photograph, film, or other reproduction of something).
Example: Could you take a picture of us?
Definition: To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).
Example: The photographer will take you sitting down.
Definition: To obtain money from, especially by swindling.
Example: took me for ten grand
Definition: (now chiefly by enrolling in a class or course) To apply oneself to the study of.
Example: As a child, she took ballet.
Definition: To deal with.
Example: take matters as they arise
Definition: To consider in a particular way, or to consider as an example.
Example: I've had a lot of problems recently: take last Monday, for example. My car broke down on the way to work. Then ... etc.
Definition: To decline to swing at (a pitched ball); to refrain from hitting at, and allow to pass.
Example: He'll probably take this one.
Definition: To accept as an input to a relation.
Definition: To get or accept (something) into one's possession.
Example: My husband and I have a dysfunctional marriage. He just takes and takes; he never gives.
Definition: To engage, take hold or have effect.
Definition: To become; to be affected in a specified way.
Example: She took sick with the flu.
Definition: (possibly obsolete) To be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.
Definition: An intensifier.
Definition: To deliver, bring, give (something) to (someone).
Definition: (obsolete outside dialectal and slang) To give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.
Example: He took me a blow on the head.