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take to

Definition of take to

  1. 1 :  to go to or into (a place) <Thousands of people took to the streets in protest.>

  2. 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. 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. 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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  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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