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

  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

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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