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take charge

Definition of take charge

  1. :  to take control <He wanted to take charge of the organization.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  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

chargeplay
  1. :  a material load or weight

    :  a figure borne on a heraldic field

    :  the quantity that an apparatus is intended to receive and fitted to hold

  1. :  to lay or put a load on or in :  load

    :  to place a charge (as of powder) in

    :  to load or fill to capacity


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