take someone's temperature

Definition of take someone's temperature

  1. :  to use a thermometer to find out if someone has a fever

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. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale

    :  the degree of heat that is natural to the body of a living being

    :  abnormally high body heat

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