take pity on

Definition of take pity on

:to feel pity for (a person or animal) and do something to help
  • I took pity on the stray cat and fed him.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

pity play
  1. : sympathetic sorrow for one suffering, distressed, or unhappy

  2. : capacity to feel pity

  3. : something to be regretted

  1. : to feel pity for

  2. : to feel pity


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