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take advantage of

take advantage of

 
See:
advantage
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to use for your own benefit; treat selfishly.
When I offered to let my friend use my bike one day, he took advantage of me by keeping it for a week.
similar words:
exploit, prey
definition 2: to use in order to help oneself; benefit by.
She took advantage of the chance to go to college.He took advantage of the sale by buying the books he needed.
similar words:
enjoy, exploit