take liberties

Definition of take liberties

  1. 1 disapproving :  to make important changes to something —usually + with I think the movie takes too many liberties with the original story.

  2. 2 old-fashioned :  to be informal and friendly toward someone in a way that is not proper —usually + with He was accused of taking liberties with several young women.

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

libertyplay liberties
  1. :  the quality or state of being free:

    :  the power to do as one pleases

    :  freedom from physical restraint


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