take it for granted

Definition of take it for granted

  1. :  to believe or assume that something is true or probably true without knowing that it is true We took it for granted that we'd be invited to the party.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

grantplay granted
  1. :  to consent to carry out for a person :  allow fulfillment of

    :  to permit as a right, privilege, or favor

    :  to bestow or transfer formally

  1. :  the act of granting

    :  something granted

    :  a gift (as of land or money) for a particular purpose


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