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took on

verb , past tense of take on

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1 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • will take on his chief opponent in the next political debate
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2 to provide with a paying job
  • decided to take her on as store manager
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assumed, employed, engaged, feed [chiefly Scottish], hired, laid on [chiefly British], paid, placed, recruited, retained, signed (up or on)

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3 to take for one's own use (something originated by another)
  • recently arrived immigrants who are eager to take on the language and culture of their adopted homeland
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