take lightly

Definition of take lightly

  1. :  to not treat seriously My doctor took my concerns lightly, telling me not to worry too much. —usually used in negative statements This is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly.

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  in a light manner: such as

    :  with little weight or force :  gently

    :  with indifference or carelessness :  unconcernedly

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a trip made at another's expense

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