ta·​ka | \ ˈtä-kə How to pronounce taka (audio) , -(ˌ)kä\

Definition of taka

the basic monetary unit of Bangladesh — see Money Table

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The tiki-taka that so beguiled the world from 2008 through 2012-plus has been decoded, and the players who perfected it have aged out. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Dogged Russia Continues World Cup Run, Brings Spain's Celebrated Era to an End," 1 July 2018 Now, after just one win and 120 minutes of trying to lull Russia to sleep, tiki-taka needs a rethink. Brian Straus, SI.com, "Quarterfinal Stage a Narrative Tipping Point for World Cup Contenders," 5 July 2018 Spain, in turmoil from the start, was sent home in the round of 16, signaling the end of the tiki-taka tactics behind the country's title run in 2010. Rob Harris, Fox News, "No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax," 15 July 2018 The tiki-taka style that Spain used to rule the world between 2008 and 2012 relies on trusting every player to be equally competent on the ball. SI.com, "Messi vs Ronaldo: The Myth of the One-Man Team & the Overwhelming Importance of Trust," 2 July 2018 And Spain has flogged its tiki-taka game of possession and passing to death and needs to find a new path to victory and without midfielder Andres Iniesta, who retired after Spain's loss to Russia in the first knockout round. John Leicester, chicagotribune.com, "With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty," 10 July 2018 In those where a few households were offered grants of 1,000 taka (about $12), 59% of them sent someone to a city. The Economist, "Bangladesh experiments with a new approach to poverty alleviation," 25 Jan. 2018 The dominant Brazilian team of the late '50s and early '60's; the elan and flair of Les Bleus in France '98, and Spain's victorious tiki-taka exponents. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 4 Days to Go - When Oranje Ditched Total Football in 2010 to Near-Perfection," 10 June 2018 La Blaugrana are known for their vibrant, attacking verve and many football fans feel that defensively minded players have an easier time of things due to the club's tiki-taka possession based philosophy. SI.com, "Thomas Vermaelen Reveals Why Fans Are Wrong to Assume That Defending Is 'Easy' at Barcelona," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of taka

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taka

Bengali ṭākā rupee, taka, from Sanskrit ṭaṅka stamped coin

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