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take the floor

Definition of take the floor

  1. 1 :  to begin speaking at a public meeting <After Senator Smith was finished addressing the assembly, Senator White took the floor.>

  2. 2 :  to go out onto a dance floor to begin dancing <Several couples took the floor.>



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

floorplay
  1. :  the level base of a room

    :  the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (as a cave or bodily part)

    :  a ground surface

  1. :  to cover with a floor or flooring

    :  to knock or bring down

    :  flabbergast, dumbfound


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