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on the take

Definition of on the take

informal

  1. :  illegally taking money for doing favors for someone :  illegally accepting bribes <The way the mayor cozies up to those characters makes me suspect he's on the take.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut


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