ta·​kin | \ ˈtä-ˌkēn How to pronounce takin (audio) \

Definition of takin

: a large heavily built bovid (Budorcas taxicolor) of Tibet and adjacent areas of Asia that is related to the goats and the musk ox and that has horns in both sexes arising near the midline of the head and sweeping abruptly outward and then backward and upward

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Examples of takin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, high school students taking Culinary Arts or Gulf Coast Ecology or Theatre classes and do so in a face-to-face format, while takin the rest of his or her classes online. al, "Alabama’s beach cities wrap up ‘long journey’ in defining their educational future," 12 Aug. 2020 This was takin at Doneraki's Mexican restaurant on Westheimer. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Fotos y recuerdos: Fans remember Selena 25 years later," 31 Mar. 2020 As the takin did a full loop around the zoo, a recapture team with tranquilizers, and rifles for back-up, chased the animal until he was sedated, Nahabedian said. BostonGlobe.com, "Workers hurt as 800-pound animal busts out of enclosure in Rhode Island zoo," 15 May 2018 But kickers routinely lose it, and never can get it back. QUARTERBACK Cooper Rush is your No. 2, and that feels like a reach. Keep takin' quarterbacks. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Ranking the difference between draft wants and needs for the Dallas Cowboys | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 Apr. 2018 The takin will be taken off-view temporarily, Nahabedian said. BostonGlobe.com, "Workers hurt as 800-pound animal busts out of enclosure in Rhode Island zoo," 15 May 2018 Ever-puft producer Marshmello is takin' his sweet shop on the road. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Will Ferrell, Lil Peep & More: 5 Highlights From Marshmello's 'Melloville' Tour Kick-Off," 16 Jan. 2018 Last Tuesday, the 8-by-12-foot glass fronts came down from dioramas of lowland gorillas and takin (a gnu goat from mountainous western China), and the sweet smell of old preservative filled the air. Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com, "Academy of Natural Sciences renovates its dioramas for the first time since the 1930s," 19 Feb. 2018 Then those Trumpers could hit us back by takin it over. Nisi Shawl, Slate Magazine, "“Slippernet”," 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of takin

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for takin

Mishmi (Tibeto-Burman language of northeast India)

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The first known use of takin was in 1850

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“Takin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takin. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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