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take someone's part to join with or support someone; side with someone.
take (something) up with to refer or introduce (a particular matter or question) to another person, especially one in authority.
take stock to review (something) very carefully, esp. before making a decision (often fol. by "of").
take the bull by the horns to confront a formidable problem in a direct manner in spite of fear.
take the cake to outdo all others, usually in acting in some undesirable way or having some negative quality.
take the pledge to vow to abstain from alcoholic beverages.
take the plunge to take bold action, esp. after a period of doubt.
take the rap (slang) to receive blame or punishment.
take time to require a substantial amount of time to do something or for something to happen. [2 definitions]
take to heart to regard seriously or with concern.
take to task to reprimand; rebuke; censure.
take turns to operate in way that lets two or more people or groups alternate with each other in performing a certain action. One has a turn, then the next has a turn, and so on.
take up to fill or use (space or time), sometimes in a way that is considered wasteful. [5 definitions]
take up the gauntlet to agree to a challenge, esp. to a fight.
take up with (someone) to pursue a relationship with (someone), esp. a relationship that is disapproved of.
take vows to formally enter a religious order.
taking the act of one that takes, or the condition of being taken. [4 definitions]
tala the chief monetary unit of Western Samoa, equaling one hundred sene.
Talavera a type of Mexican pottery introduced from Talavera de la Reina, Spain in the sixteenth century, distinguished by its ornate decoration with richly colored glazes.
Talavera de la Reina city located on the Tagus River in the province of Toledo, Spain, in Castile-La Mancha, known for its ceramics industry.
talc a soft mineral with a greasy feel used in making talcum powder and in various industrial products. [3 definitions]