take (something) as read

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take (something) as read

British
: to accept or assume that something is true and does not need to be proved
  • You can take it as read that there's nothing really new in their proposal.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

read play
  1. : to receive or take in the sense of (letters, symbols, etc.) especially by sight or touch

  2. : to study the movements of with mental formulation of the communication expressed

  3. : to utter aloud the printed or written words of

  1. : instructed by or informed through reading

  1. : a period of reading

  2. : something (such as a book) that is read

  3. : the action or an instance of reading


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