take a wife/husband

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a wife/husband

old-fashioned
:to get married

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

wife play
  1. : woman

  2. : a woman acting in a specified capacity

  3. : a female partner in a marriage

husband play
  1. : a male partner in a marriage

  2. : the manager of another's property : steward

  3. : a frugal manager

  1. : to manage prudently and economically

  2. : to use sparingly : conserve

  3. : to find a husband for : mate


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