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take one's breath away to astonish or startle.
take one's time to proceed without hurrying in any way.
takeout of or relating to prepared food that is consumed off the premises. [3 definitions]
take out to extract; remove from inside something. [3 definitions]
takeover the act or an instance of taking control or replacing a previous authority, as of a business or government.
take over to take control of (something that had previously been controlled by another or others). [3 definitions]
take pains (to do something) to make a special effort in order to produce a desired result.
take part to participate; involve oneself (usu. fol. by "in").
take part in to involve yourself in; be active in.
take pity to help, or to treat mercifully, because of a feeling of compassion (usu. fol. by "on").
take place to happen.
take root to send out new roots; begin to grow or become fixed in the ground. [2 definitions]
take shape to come to have a more complete or definite form.
take (someone) down a peg to make humbler.
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 be exceptional; outdo others, often in some undesirable characteristic.
take the pledge to vow to abstain from alcoholic beverages.
take the plunge to take bold action, esp. after a period of doubt.