Definition of take to
1 : to go to or into (a place) <Thousands of people took to the streets in protest.>
2 : to begin to like (someone or something) <I took to her as soon as she smiled at me.> <Many students have not taken well to the new school uniforms.> <He tried skiing and took to it immediately.>
3 : to begin (doing something) as a habit <He took to drinking after he lost his job.> <We've taken to calling him “Mr. Dependable.”>
4 : to use (something) to do something to (someone or something) <He took a hammer to the stubborn board.> <Someone needs to take a mop to this floor.>
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