take stock

Definition of take stock

  1. :  to carefully think about something in order to make a decision about what to do next We need to take stock and formulate a plan. —often + of We should take stock of our finances.

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

  1. :  stump

    :  a log or block of wood

    :  something without life or consciousness

  1. :  to make (a domestic animal) pregnant

    :  to fit to or with a stock

    :  to provide with stock or a stock :  supply

  1. :  kept regularly in stock

    :  commonly used or brought forward :  standard

    :  kept for breeding purposes :  brood

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