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take

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1 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior
  • what's your take on the announcement that the senior vice president is taking an early retirement?

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2 the total amount collected or obtained especially at one time
  • who will win the poker tournament and collect the whole take?

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3 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group
  • because there were so many winners of the jackpot, each person's take will be smaller than expected

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4 a distinct treatment of something (as a story or a play)
  • despite its contemporary setting, this take on King Lear isn't particularly novel or insightful

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take

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1 to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
  • take my hand, or we'll get separated in this crowd

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3 to become affected with (a disease or disorder)
  • if you don't cover your head in this weather, you'll take cold and be stuck inside all weekend

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4 to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
  • you can take the white side this time, since I got to be white for our last chess game

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5 to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for
  • I'll take two cheeseburgers to go, please

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6 to have as a requirement
  • it will take a lot of courage to stand up for what is right

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7 to make or have room for
  • I think we can take two more in this elevator

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8 to produce a desired effect
  • it will be a few hours before this medication takes

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9 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • I can't take anymore of your whining about your former boyfriend

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10 to regard as right or true
  • I think we can take his word for it

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12 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently
  • let's take each problem separately

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13 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to
  • the school takes only a small percentage of the thousands of applicants

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14 to deprive of life
  • I never thought heart disease would take such an athletic and health-conscious person

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Verb

take, seize, grasp, clutch, snatch, grab mean to get hold of by or as if by catching up with the hand. take is a general term applicable to any manner of getting something into one's possession or control. take some salad from the bowl seize implies a sudden and forcible movement in getting hold of something tangible or an apprehending of something fleeting or elusive when intangible. seized the suspect grasp stresses a laying hold so as to have firmly in possession. grasp the handle and pull clutch suggests avidity or anxiety in seizing or grasping and may imply less success in holding. clutching her purse snatch suggests more suddenness or quickness but less force than seize. snatched a doughnut and ran grab implies more roughness or rudeness than snatch. grabbed roughly by the arm

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