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1. take [ v ] carry out
Examples: : "take action" "take steps" "take vengeance"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The White_House is taking extraordinary steps to check the rapid_growth of juvenile_delinquency in the United_States .

(The Providence Journal...)

Action on a new ordinance permitting motorists who plead guilty to minor traffic offenses to pay fines at the local police_station may be taken at Monday 's special North_Providence_Town_Council meeting .

(Newark Evening News,...)

He said `` Morris_County is rapidly changing and unless steps are taken _to preserve the green areas , there will be no land left to preserve '' .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans],...)

But if all alternatives should be clearly blocked_off , it can be expected the Davis administration will take steps to trim spending at the spring session of the state Legislature .

(The Oregonian...)

Dr._Melvin_W._Barnes , superintendent , said he thought the schools were waiting for some leadership , perhaps on the national level , to make sure that whatever steps of planning they took would `` be more fruitful '' , and that he had found that other school districts were not as far along in their planning as this district .

Synonyms take Related Terms act

2. take [ v ] as of time or space
Examples: : "It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"

Used in print:

(The Oregonian...)

`` The countries are trying to build in a decade the kind_of society we took a century to build '' , he said .

(Los Angeles Times,...)

Maybe it 's taking longer to get things squared_away than the bankers expected .

(San Francisco Chronicle...)

These qualities alone , however , would not account_for their success , and it took me a while to discover the crowning virtue that completes this company 's collective personality .

(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)

It took the U._N. three months to bring a modest form of order to the Congo .

("National Affairs"...)

When Continental Airlines night-coach Flight 54 took_off at 11 : 30 one night last week , there was no reason to think it would take any longer .

Synonyms take occupy use_up Related Terms use be consume

3. take [ v ] take somebody somewhere
Examples: "We lead him to our chief" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "He conducted us to the palace"

Used in print:

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Instead of admonishing him to let the weights alone they personally took him to that master Montreal bodybuilding authority , Professor_Roland_Claude .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Your ear takes you into the ensemble , and you may well become aware of instrumental details which previously were apparent only in the score .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Doris_Hull , suffering from tuberculosis , was taken by her husband to see Otis_G._Carroll , a sanipractor - a licensed drugless healer - in Spokane .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

If anything may be predicted in the quicksilver world of retailing , it seems likely that the suburban branch will come to dominate children 's clothing ( taking the kid downtown is too_much of a production ) , household gadgetry and the discount_business in big-ticket items .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

The music arrived , taking him , its rhythm stroked him , snaked all through him , the lyrics lifted him , took him from one magic isle to another , stopping briefly at each .

Synonyms take lead guide direct conduct Related Terms mislead usher beacon hand leader usher

4. take [ v ] get into one's hands, take physically
Examples: "Take a cookie!" "Can you take this bag, please"

Used in print:

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

From this earth , then , while it was still virgin God took dust and fashioned the man , the beginning of humanity '' .

And He laid_down for him certain conditions : so_that , if he kept the command of God , then he would always remain as he was , that_is , immortal ; but if he did not , he would become mortal , melting into earth , whence his frame had been taken '' .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

I asked him if he took seeds from his own plants .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

The posse then asked that he send_out the women and children as the building would be fired or torn_down over his head if necessary to take him dead or alive .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

He took the pen in his stumps and began to write .

Synonyms take get_hold_of Related Terms clutch seize seize seize take_away doff undertake scoop take_in dismember take_in pickings

5. take [ v ] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

No manufacturer has taken the initiative in pointing_out the costs involved .

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

The Outdoor_Education_Project took cognizance of the fact , so often overlooked , that athletic activities stressed in most school programs have little or no relationship to the physical and mental needs and interests of later life .

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

In a growing number of American homes , marriage counselors report , the wife is taking a commanding role in sexual_relationships .

(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)

This means that such factors as the health of the parents , particularly the mother , their ability to provide their children with the necessities of life , the degree of population density of a country and the shortage of housing facilities may legitimately be taken into consideration in determining the number of offspring .

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

The attitudes which the Rebs and Yanks took toward each other were very_much the same and ranged over the same gamut of feeling , from friendliness to extreme hatred .

Synonyms take assume take_on acquire adopt Related Terms change re-assume

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

Used in print:

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

Instead , the audience can sit_back at_ease and , from the perspective of an enlightened time which no_longer believes_in such things , enjoy the dead seriousness with which the characters in the play take the witches and devils which are under discussion .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

In arguing in this way , we are obviously taking for granted that a demythologized restatement of the kerygma can be achieved ; and that we firmly believe this will presently become evident when we set_forth reasons to justify such a conviction .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The Presto ma_non_assai of the first trio of the scherzo is taken literally and may shock you , as the real Allegro_con_spirito of the finale is likely to bring you to your feet .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

I take this to mean that the intelligent - and therefore necessarily cynical ?

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Thus , the dotted line shown in figure 4 was taken as typical for the temperature distribution for all blowing rates .

Synonyms take read Related Terms interpret misread read read

7. take [ v ] take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Examples: "Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" also metaphorical, as in "This brings me to the main point"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

In the Blue_Ridge meeting , the audience was warned that entering a candidate for governor would force it to take petitions out into voting_precincts to obtain the signatures of registered voters .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Moll took his coffee into the nursery .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

The men were restive , he wrote , ready to take the battle to the enemy as Jackson wished .

Then she took iced lemonade to Marsh 's young aide where he sat in the cool of the big trees around the flower_garden .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

When they first married he had been working in the fields all day , and she would get_in the car and drive to wherever he was working , to take him a fresh hot meal .

Synonyms bring take convey Related Terms transport transit conduct return land ferry whisk church fetch tube raise lower produce produce advance land bring bring transportation conveyer conveyer_belt come

8. take [ v ] take into one's possession
Examples: "We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

Kenny_Lane of Muskegon , Mich. , world 's seventh ranked lightweight , had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over Rip_Randall of Tyler , Tex. , here Monday night .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Perhaps the lesson we should take from these pages is that the welfare_state in England still allows wild scope for all kinds of rugged eccentrics .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Carroll diagnosed Mrs._Hull by taking a drop of blood from her ear and putting it on his `` radionic '' machine and twirling some knobs ( fee $ 50 ) .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

A rough attempt was made to characterize the vertical profile of the cloud by taking samples from outside the windows on the first , ninth , and fifteenth floors of a Government_office building .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

Three of the anti - Rh sera used were taken from recently sensitized individuals .

Synonyms take Related Terms give collect bear dispossess snap_up impound recall take_away adopt take_back pocket unburden sequester withdraw take_in take_back

9. take [ v ] travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
Examples: : "He takes the bus to work" "She takes Route 1 to Newark"

Used in print:

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Cricket took eight ships and went south across the Straits and along the north coast of Mindanao to Cagayan .

Greg himself took two flights , with Todman leading the second , to patrol and look_for targets of opportunities around Ormoc on the east coast of Leyte .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

Then they took a taxi to Trastevere .

Synonyms take Related Terms use

10. take [ v ] pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

The minimum total potential_energy is found by taking the derivative with_respect_to H and equating to zero .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

If goodness and badness lie_in attitudes only and hence are brought into being by them , those men who greeted death and misery with childishly merry laughter are taking the only sensible line .

Synonyms choose select take pick_out Related Terms decide adopt vote elect pick specify assign draw elect single_out sift vote_in nominate side sieve field cream_off cull_out screen sieve_out go dial think_of excerpt empanel choice

11. take [ v ] receive willingly something given or offered
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The crowd staged its own mad scene in salvos of cheers and applause and finally a standing_ovation as Miss_Sutherland took curtain_call after curtain_call following a fantastic `` Mad_Scene '' created on_her_own and with the help of the composer and the other performers .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

To_be_sure , when this is pointed_out , a common response among certain churchmen is to fulminate about `` the little flock '' and `` the great crowd '' and to take solace from Paul 's castigation of the `` wisdom of the wise '' in the opening chapter of First_Corinthians .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

The temperature dependent value of �e was taken from Ref. 7 .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

The fish took the bait .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

When they came to Mr._Jack 's photograph , twenty by twelve inches in a curly silver frame , Miss_Ada said , `` By_rights I ought to leave that , seeing he won n't take my clotheshorse '' .

Synonyms accept take have Related Terms refuse get welcome accept adopt honor honor bear adopt absorb take_in receive acceptance

12. take [ v ] assume, as of positions or roles
Examples: "She took the job as director of development"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

The Bears took the lead in the first inning , as they did in Sunday 's opener , and never lagged .

(The New York Times,...)

Four years later he resigned to take a similar job with the Green_Bay_Packers .

("Editorials"...)

Who will take Stalin 's place beside Lenin ?

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

They were stressed in the speeches of Si_Mubarak_Bekkai when the first Council_of_Ministers was formed and again when the Istiqlal took a leading role in the second Council .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

Who is the man to take His place ?

Synonyms take fill Related Terms work assume

13. take [ v ] take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Examples: "Take the case of China" "Consider the following case"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

For sheer ambition , take the Decca series titled modestly `` Wisdom '' .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Taking first things first , let 's understand the sport called gymnastics .

(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)

( Actually , a nilpotent operator on an n-dimensional space must have its nth power 0 ; if we take * * f above , that will be large enough .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

Let us take a set of circumstances in which I happen to be interested on the legislative side and in which I think every one of us might naturally make such a statement .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

One can take a vase of about 800 B.C. and , without any knowledge of its place_of_origin , venture to assign it to a specific area ; imitation and borrowing of motifs now become ascertainable .

Synonyms consider take look_at deal Related Terms think_about contemplate warm_to abstract dally circumstance

14. take [ v ] require as useful, just, or proper
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Most marketing people agree it is going_to take redoubled efforts to satisfy future requirements .

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

It takes a great_deal of abstraction to free oneself from the primitive impression of larger unities of power and influence and to view one 's world simply as a collection of sense_data arranged in such_and_such sequence and pattern , devoid_of all power to move the feelings and actions except in_so_far as they present themselves for inspection .

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

But it took the pictures of the Migs and the T-34 tanks to do the job .

Synonyms require need demand take call_for necessitate involve ask postulate Related Terms obviate imply cost claim cry_out_for draw govern claim need requirement necessity necessity

15. take [ v ] experience or feel; submit to
Examples: "Take a test" "Take the plunge"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

`` Take a ride on this one '' , Brooks_Robinson greeted Hansen as the Bird third_sacker grabbed a bat , headed for the plate and bounced a third inning two run double off the left centerfield wall tonight .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

I never heard of a poll being taken on the question .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

If we were asked why we thought so , we should say that these things involve great evil and are wrong , and that to take delight in what is evil or wrong is plainly unfitting .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Altogether he had , since the seizure , the appearance of a boy who overindulged in food and took no exercise .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

This was a broth_of_a_boy , our Felix , and nothing was more obvious than the joy he took in demonstrating how agile he was and how full of juice and spirit .

Synonyms take Related Terms experience

16. take [ v ] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract
Examples: "remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "It withdraws heat from the environment"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

`` You take out_of circulation many millions of dollars '' .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

It was the end of the afternoon when he took the huge key out of his pocket and inserted it into the keyhole .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

He told Argiento to take a bird out of the cage , cut a large vein under its wing , let the blood gush into Michelangelo 's injured eye .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Bobby_Joe took a gun from behind the door , and with a quick `` Bye_now '' was gone for the day .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Winston took the clothesbrush out of the closet and went to work .

Synonyms remove take take_away withdraw Related Terms draw dig extract shed take_off unpack draw take_away take_away withdraw wipe_off clean scoop dislodge clear tear_away de-iodinate amputate skim draw_off brush clear muck discharge lift take_out empty degas unsaddle strip aspirate aspirate knock_out draw leach pick wash flick strip strip strip seed pit defuse wear_away defang bone disembowel shuck unhinge clean shell tusk hull dehorn scalp crumb lift unstring exenterate enucleate enucleate harvest burl ream desorb pull demineralise eliminate clear_out chip_away dredge winnow ablate stem tip strip scale circumcise undock clean excavate decorticate extirpate scavenge resect spoon string shuck shell unveil condense unburden weed hypophysectomize lift head unsling bail_out bur delete ladle husk gut unbrace clean depilate de-ionate decarbonize leach delouse bail clear_off detoxify decalcify subtract removal withdrawal

17. take [ v ] make a film or photograph of something
Examples: "take a scene" "shoot a movie"

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

In recent years many counties and the U._S._Forest_Service have taken aerial photos which show features in_detail and are very good for planning use .

It is usually helpful to make a sketch_map in the field , showing the size and location of the features of interest and to take photographs at the site .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Qualitative observations were made and high-speed motion_pictures were taken to study flow phenomena in the arc at various mass flow velocities .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The x-ray_diffraction pattern of the material , taken with CuKla radiation , indicated the presence of no extra lines and was in good agreement with the pattern of Douglass .

Synonyms take shoot film Related Terms record reshoot movie photograph movie film filming

18. take [ v ] serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Examples: "Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

Used in print:

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Although she weighed only 108 pounds when she visited him , Carroll permitted her to go on a 10 - day fast in which she took nothing but water .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

The queen afterward keeps incubating and guarding her eggs like a mother hen , taking a sip from_time_to_time from the rather liquid honey in her honey pots .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

generous public provision for the infirm ; democratic and secret elections of all officers including priests , meals taken publicly in common refectories ; a common habit or uniform prescribed for all citizens ; even houses changed once a decade ; six hours of manual_labor a day for all but a handful of magistrates and scholars , and careful measures to prevent anyone from shirking ; no private_property , no money ; no sort of pricing at_all for any goods or services , and therefore no market in the economic sense of the term .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

And listening to such a conversation one morning while taking a cup of chocolate in a cafe , Rousseau found himself bathed in perspiration , trembling lest his authorship become known , and at_the_same_time dreaming of the startling effect he would make if he should proclaim himself suddenly as the composer .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

She lay still on the bed , her head hardly denting the pillow ; sometimes she opened her eyes and looked_around , and sometimes she took a_little milk or soup .

Synonyms have take consume ingest take_in Related Terms abstain eat eat feed drink use smoke swallow drink sample hit take_in satiate partake cannibalize sup drug take_in consumption

19. take [ v ] accept or undergo, often unwillingly
Examples: "We took a pay cut"

Used in print:

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

You 'll take the rap .

Synonyms take undergo submit Related Terms endure test

20. take [ v ] make use of or accept for some purpose
Examples: "take a risk" "take an opportunity"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The largest hurdle the Republicans would have to face is a state law which says that before making a first race , one of two alternative courses must be taken :

("Editorials"...)

He feels , therefore , that to seek a discontinuity in the arms policy of the United_States is the least risky path our government can take .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

This is the course the positivists took .

Synonyms take accept Related Terms co-opt

21. take [ v ] take by force
Examples: "Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

Used in print:

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Gouge , burn , blast , insult it as they would , could anyone really take Papa-san ?

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

The Federal forces had taken Parkersburg and Grafton from the Rebels and were moving to take all the mountains .

The Federal forces had taken Parkersburg and Grafton from the Rebels and were moving to take all the mountains .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Fourteen of the sculptures you took posses properties of a most curious and terrifying nature , as you will observe when your limbs begin to wither and your hair falls_out in patches .

Synonyms take Related Terms steal assume appropriate plunder capture sack recapture relieve extort scale annex rescue

22. take [ v ] occupy or take on, as of a position or posture
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

An electric_toothbrush ( Broxodent ) may soon take its place next to the electric_razor in the American bathroom .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

Prevot came_up `` Take that spot over there '' , he whispered , pointing to a small clump of blackness .

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Howard , who had been sitting against the wall , said he needed more fresh air , and took the spot on the edge of the porch where Bobby_Joe had been sitting .

Synonyms take assume take_up strike Related Terms move fill

23. take [ v ] admit into a group or community
Examples: "accept students for graduate study" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

Used in print:

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

Since the Santo_Spirito_hospital had taken only men , he had had no experience in the study of female anatomy ; but he had sketched the women of Tuscany in their fields and homes .

Synonyms accept take take_on admit Related Terms accept profess admit

24. take [ v ] ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.
Examples: : "take a pulse" take a reading from a dial: "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

Used in print:

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Assuming thermal equilibrium between the anode surface and the transpiring argon , the gas enthalpy rise through the anode was calculated according_to the relation **f whereby the specific_heat of argon was taken as **f .

Simultaneously with the anode surface temperature and voltage measurements pyrometer readings were taken along the cylindrical surface of the carbon anode holder as indicated on figure 2 .

Synonyms take Related Terms receive

25. take [ v ] be a student of a certain subject
Examples: "She is reading for the bar exam"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

`` A person with a master's_degree in physics , chemistry , math or English , yet who has not taken Education courses , is not permitted to teach in the public_schools '' , said Grover .

Synonyms study take read learn Related Terms train drill audit discipline study

26. take [ v ] take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Examples: "the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

Used in print:

(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)

Drought , hail , disease , and insects take their toll of crops .

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

At the present_time , the counter-attack takes the line that there 's no more of the true spirit of `` integration '' in the North than in the South .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

If you do n't leave this country within 3 days , your life will be taken the same as Powell 's was .

Synonyms take claim exact call_for Related Terms necessitate necessitate

27. take [ v ] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Extraordinary precautions were taken so that no stranger be allowed_in the city and no citizen within the enclosure surrounding the scaffold .

Synonyms aim direct take take_aim train Related Terms position target charge level swing hold draw_a_bead_on turn aim

28. take [ v ] head into a specified direction
Examples: "The escaped convict took to the hills" "We made for the mountains"

Used in print:

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

Eyes swerved in the patronne 's head , Alex coughed loudly , and the doctor , with a sforzando of chicken noises floating behind him , took to the stairs in long_shanked leaps .

Synonyms take make Related Terms head

29. take [ v ] be seized in a specified way
Examples: "take sick", "be taken drunk"

Used in print:

(Glenn Infield, "America's Secret Poison Gas Tragedy"...)

They had winged over the Adriatic , they had taken Bari by complete surprise and now they were battering her , attacking with deadly skill .

Synonyms take Related Terms become

30. take [ v ] have with oneself; have on one's person
Examples: "She always takes an umbrella" "I always carry money" "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

Used in print:

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

Take the axe .

Synonyms carry take pack Related Terms have carry

31. take [ v ] engage in a commercial transaction
Examples: "We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let's rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

Used in print:

(San Francisco Chronicle,...)

On_that date , according to Gregorio , Huff left his home and took a room in the New_Lawrence hotel at 1020 Lawrence av. .

(Booth Hemingway and Stuart H. Brown,...)

Had we taken a lien on a state park ?

Synonyms take rent charter engage hire lease Related Terms get lease rental charter lease

32. take [ v ] receive or obtain by regular payment
Examples: "We take the Times every day"

Used in print:

(Mary Savage, Just for Tonight....)

Having persisted too long in deliberate ignorance and denial of the forces that threatened her , Pamela was relieved now to admit their potency and to be taking definite steps toward grappling with them .

Synonyms subscribe_to take subscribe Related Terms buy return

33. take [ v ] have sex with; archaic use
Examples: "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

Used in print:

(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

He had taken her all_right .

Synonyms have take Related Terms love

34. take [ v ] to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;
Examples: "take shelter from the storm"

Used in print:

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The robbers run from the hide-out , take cover in a wooded declivity , and are shot dead by the posse .

Synonyms take

35. take [ v ] buy, select
Examples: "I'll take a pound of that sausage"

Used in print:

(U.S. News and World Report,...)

The U._S. will try to get agreement among the industrialized countries to take more textile imports from the less-developed countries over the years .

Synonyms take Related Terms buy commerce withdraw

36. take [ v ] lay claim to; as of an idea
Examples: "She took credit for the whole idea"

Synonyms claim take Related Terms disclaim affirm claim

37. take [ v ] develop a habit
Examples: "He took to visiting bars"

Synonyms take

38. take [ v ] obtain by winning
Examples: : "Winner takes all" "He took first prize"

Synonyms take Related Terms win

39. take [ v ] be designed to hold or take
Examples: "This surface will not take the dye"

Synonyms take accept Related Terms be

40. take [ v ] proceed along in a vehicle
Examples: "We drive the turnpike to work"

Synonyms take drive Related Terms traverse driving drive drive drive pull drive driveway

41. take [ v ] be capable of holding or containing
Examples: "This box won't take all the items" "The flask holds one gallon"

Synonyms hold take contain Related Terms be seat sleep hold accommodate

42. take [ n ] the income arising from land or other property
Examples: "the average return was about 5%"

Synonyms proceeds takings return yield take payoff issue Related Terms income economic_rent payback render

43. take [ v ] be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Examples: "He got AIDS" "She came down with pneumonia" "She took a chill"

Synonyms get contract take Related Terms sicken catch catch

44. take [ n ] the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

Synonyms take Related Terms filming retake film

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  Tacey
  tax
  tag
  takahe
  taxi
  task
  Tash
  taos
  taka
  Tagg
  Tacy
  taco
  tack
  tach
Definition of takahe
Definition of takakkaw
Definition of Takako
Definition of takayasu's_arteritis
Definition of take
Definition of take_a_bow
Definition of take_a_breath
Definition of take_a_breather
Definition of take_a_chance