take time

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take time

1 : to need or require time to happen or be done
  • You have to be patient. Things like this take time.
  • It may take some time for the medication to wear off.
  • The meeting won't take too much time.
  • This job is easy and will take no time at all.
2 or take the time : to use an amount of time in order to do something important
  • They never took the time to get to know her.
  • I took some time to think about it, and my answer is still "no."

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

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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