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Definition of "taken" [tak•en]

  • Past participle of take. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "taken" in a sentence
  • "Said boy was taken up by Thomas Walton, and says _he was free_, and that his parents live near Shawneetown, Illinois, and that he was _taken_ from that place in July 1836; says his father's name is William, and his mother's Sally Brown, and that they moved from Fredericksburg,"
  • "” But, sir, the very moment we had taken up arms in their defense, it was discovered that all these were mere “fictions of the brain”; and that the whole number in the State of Massachusetts was but eleven; and that even these had been “taken by mistake."
  • ""You've taken a mouthful out of my flask; not _taken_ it, certainly, but it went over your tongue all the same."