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Definition of "take" []

  • To get into one's possession by force, skill, or artifice, especially: (verb-transitive)
  • To capture physically; seize: take an enemy fortress. (verb-transitive)
  • To seize with authority; confiscate. (verb-transitive)
  • To kill, snare, or trap (fish or game, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • Sports & Games To acquire in a game or competition; win: took the crown in horseracing. (verb-transitive)

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 "take" in a sentence
  • "The failure of the US to take seriously what’s going on in Darfur is another face of racism – let those folks “take care of their own."
  • "Many of them applied to me my parents threaten to take my PC out of my room..take the Internet Modem I love WoW and its Bloody addictive, But yeah still have a social life."
  • "On finding he has fairly grinned himself into your good graces, he formally prepares to take leave, endeavouring at the same time to _take_ likewise what you are probably less willing to part withal -- namely, a portion of your cash."