take out

verb

Definition of take out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  deduct, separate (2) :  exclude, omit (3) :  withdraw, withholdb :  to find release for :  vent <take out their resentments on one another — J. W. Aldridge>c (1) :  eliminate (2) :  kill, destroy (3) :  knock out

  3. 2 :  to take as an equivalent in another form <took the debt out in trade>

  4. 3a :  to obtain from the proper authority <take out a charter> <take out a second mortgage>b :  to arrange for (insurance)

  5. 4 :  to overcall (a bridge partner) in a different suit

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to start on a course :  set out

take it out on

  1. :  to expend anger, vexation, or frustration in harassment of

Examples of take out in a sentence

  1. <he took out his frustrations by splitting a cord of firewood>

  2. <she'd like to take the new boy out to the movies sometime>

13th Century

First Known Use of take out

13th century



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