take long


: to require a large amount of time
It won't take long to make dinner.
This is taking longer than I thought (it would).
Hurry up. You're taking too long.

Examples of take long in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Cal Expo, crowds maneuvered their way through the rows of booths Friday afternoon, sometimes stopping to take long drags from blunts or sample products. Barbara Harvey, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 Their attacks have roiled the commercial shipping industry, forcing many vessels to take long detours around the southern tip of Africa. Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2024 Around four years later, Bryan and Robin welcomed Taylor on Feb. 12, 1993. Taylor, who goes professionally as Taylor Dearden, didn't take long to join the same industry as her parents, landing roles both alongside her dad and in her own right. Emily J. Shiffer, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 On the wrong side of the border, without a lawyer or political connections, Soto did not take long to agree to cooperate. Tim Golden, ProPublica, 31 Jan. 2024 Matthew Stafford did not take long to start picking up some nicks in bruises in his return to Detroit. Jared Ramsey, Detroit Free Press, 15 Jan. 2024 Damian Cabrera didn’t take long to make up for the turnover. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 When Formula 1 came to Las Vegas two years ago with the outrageous idea of sending drivers down the Strip at 150 miles per hour, Las Vegas didn’t take long to say yes. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 Just a few ingredients, doesn't take long to assemble and only 20 minutes to cook? Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Take long.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20long. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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