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take

take

 
pronunciation:
teIk
phrases:
take back, take off, take over
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part of speech: verb
inflections: takes, taking, took, taken
definition 1: to cause to be in one's hands.
She took the flowers from me and put them in the vase.
synonyms:
grab, grasp, seize
antonyms:
give
similar words:
catch, clutch, get, grip
definition 2: to carry away, or to lead or carry to another place.
That dog took my hat!
synonyms:
bring, carry, move, transfer
antonyms:
bring, return
similar words:
draw, remove
definition 3: to transport from one place to another.
Please take your things to your room.I have to take the baby-sitter home now.
synonyms:
carry, convey, transport
similar words:
bring, drive, move, ship
definition 4: to get something through strength or ability.
The army took the city.He took first prize at the fair.
synonyms:
get, obtain
antonyms:
free, return
similar words:
grab, steal
definition 5: to use for travel.
She takes the bus to work.
similar words:
board, catch
definition 6: to be part of a class that studies something.
He will take history next semester.
synonyms:
learn, study
definition 7: to live through, or react to something bad in a calm way.
I can't take this cold weather.He took the bad news pretty well.
synonyms:
bear
definition 8: to make something necessary; require.
This job takes a lot of time and effort.It takes two hours to drive there.
similar words:
need
phrase: take back
phrase: take off
phrase: take over
derivations: takable (takeable) (adj.), taker (n.)
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