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take back to retrieve or reclaim ownership of. [3 definitions]
take by surprise to come to (someone) as something completely unexpected. [2 definitions]
take care of to focus concerned attention on; be responsible for the welfare or condition of. [2 definitions]
take-charge taking forceful leadership; responsible and authoritative.
take charge to assume power over and responsibility for something or someone (often fol. by "of").
take cover to seek protection or concealment.
take down to remove (something that is hanging or in a higher position). [5 definitions]
take (someone) down a peg to make humbler.
take effect to start functioning or operating.
take exception to strongly object (usu. fol. by "to"). [2 definitions]
take for to suppose (a person or thing) to be some particular person or thing, often mistakenly, or suppose to be a certain type of person or thing.
take for granted to accept (something) as true without thinking to question it; utterly assume; feel completely confident. [2 definitions]
take hold to grasp or seize something (usu. fol. by "of"). [3 definitions]
take-home pay the salary or wages left after all the various deductions, such as social security and taxes, have been made.
take in to provide a temporary or permanent place in one's home to (someone). [5 definitions]
take in stride to absorb or accommodate with no interruption or disturbance of one's normal mood or activities.
take into account to consider, esp. as an important factor in making a judgment.
take kindly to to look upon favorably.
taken past participle of take.
taken aback startled; surprised.
take note of to observe carefully, esp. so as to remember.