take a liking to

idiom

: to begin to like (someone or something)
He took a liking to his new neighbor.
She took an immediate liking to sailing when she tried it for the first time.

Examples of take a liking to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But one of our managers didn’t take a liking to it and tried to advise me to not play the flute. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 20 Nov. 2023 On the contrary, people become successful novelists by implementing their own style in the genre, and people take a liking to this. Teddy McDarrah, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Those who find their socks extra ripe after heavy use might take a liking to these. Lacey Muinos, Health, 8 Feb. 2023 Valerie and Harold take a liking to each other, which makes sense since Robbie and Washington are both charismatic and drop-dead gorgeous performers. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 His family also did not take a liking to her. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 14 Sep. 2022 Depp seemed to take a liking to Heard early on. Victoria Bekiempis, Vulture, 4 May 2022 And those looking to make an elegant statement will take a liking to Aeydē’s large, spherical earrings. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2021 Hunter Chen is one of the guys at Ginny's brand new school who seems to take a liking to her. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 24 Feb. 2021

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“Take a liking to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20liking%20to. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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