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took

verb , past tense of 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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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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did away with, did for [chiefly British], made away with

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