Definition of Take


  • the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    "the average return was about 5%"


  • be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
    "He got AIDS"
    "She came down with pneumonia"
    "She took a chill"
  • obtain by winning
    "Winner takes all"
    "He took first prize"
  • proceed along in a vehicle
    "We drive the turnpike to work"
  • develop a habit
    "He took to visiting bars"
  • be capable of holding or containing
    "This box won't take all the items"
    "The flask holds one gallon"
  • be designed to hold or take
    "This surface will not take the dye"
  • lay claim to
    as of an idea
    "She took credit for the whole idea"
  • have sex with
    archaic use
    "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  • to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
    "take shelter from the storm"
  • buy, select
    "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
  • receive or obtain regularly
    "We take the Times every day"
    - subscribe to
  • engage for service under a term of contract
    "We took an apartment on a quiet street"
    "Let's rent a car"
    "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  • have with oneself
    have on one's person
    "She always takes an umbrella"
    "I always carry money"
    "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
  • be seized or affected in a specified way
    "take sick"
    "be taken drunk"
  • point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    "Please don't aim at your little brother!"
    "He trained his gun on the burglar"
    "Don't train your camera on the women"
    "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
    - take aim
  • head into a specified direction
    "The escaped convict took to the hills"
    "We made for the mountains"
  • take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    "the accident claimed three lives"
    "The hard work took its toll on her"
  • be a student of a certain subject
    "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
    "take a pulse"
    "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
  • admit into a group or community
    "accept students for graduate study"
    "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
    - take on
  • occupy or take on
    "He assumes the lotus position"
    "She took her seat on the stage"
    "We took our seats in the orchestra"
    "She took up her position behind the tree"
    "strike a pose"
    - take up
  • take by force
    "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"
    "The army took the fort on the hill"
  • make use of or accept for some purpose
    "take a risk"
    "take an opportunity"
  • accept or undergo, often unwillingly
    "We took a pay cut"
  • serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"
    "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    - take in
  • remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    "remove a threat"
    "remove a wrapper"
    "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
    "take the gun from your pocket"
    "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
    - take away
  • make a film or photograph of something
    "take a scene"
    "shoot a movie"
  • experience or feel or submit to
    "Take a test"
    "Take the plunge"
  • require as useful, just, or proper
    "It takes nerve to do what she did"
    "success usually requires hard work"
    "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"
    "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"
    "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"
    "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
    - call for
  • take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    "Take the case of China"
    "Consider the following case"
    - look at
  • assume, as of positions or roles
    "She took the job as director of development"
    "he occupies the position of manager"
    "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
  • receive willingly something given or offered
    "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"
    "I won't have this dog in my house!"
    "Please accept my present"
  • pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    "Take any one of these cards"
    "Choose a good husband for your daughter"
    "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
    - pick out
  • travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
    "He takes the bus to work"
    "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
  • take into one's possession
    "We are taking an orphan from Romania"
    "I'll take three salmon steaks"
  • take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    "Bring me the box from the other room"
    "Take these letters to the boss"
    "This brings me to the main point"
  • interpret something in a certain way
    convey a particular meaning or impression
    "I read this address as a satire"
    "How should I take this message?"
    "You can't take credit for this!"
  • take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    "His voice took on a sad tone"
    "The story took a new turn"
    "he adopted an air of superiority"
    "She assumed strange manners"
    "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
    - take on
  • get into one's hands, take physically
    "Take a cookie!"
    "Can you take this bag, please"
    - get hold of
  • take somebody somewhere
    "We lead him to our chief"
    "can you take me to the main entrance?"
    "He conducted us to the palace"
  • require (time or space)
    "It took three hours to get to work this morning"
    "This event occupied a very short time"
    - use up
  • carry out
    "take action"
    "take steps"
    "take vengeance"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble take

21 unscramble word found using the letters take.

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