be·​take | \ bi-ˈtāk How to pronounce betake (audio) \
betook\ bi-​ˈtu̇k How to pronounce betook (audio) \; betaken\ bi-​ˈtā-​kən How to pronounce betaken (audio) \; betaking

Definition of betake

transitive verb

1 archaic : commit
2 : to cause (oneself) to go

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After the concerts a huge mob betook itself to various drinking places. Kurt Chandler,, "Son traces his father's steps through Europe, shares his impressions with the world," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of betake

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to fake an opponent out of position

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