Definition of take action
: to do something : to act in order to get a particular result The committee is ready to take action.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: something that is taken:
: the amount of money received : proceeds, receipts, income
: share, cut
: a thing done : deed
: the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition
: behavior, conduct
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