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be taken aback
to be very surprised about something
take after
to look or behave like an older relative
take apart
to separate something into all its different parts
take apart
to search a place very thoroughly
take apart
to beat someone very easily in a game, sport, fight etc
take apart
to show that someone is wrong or something is not true
take against
to begin to dislike someone or something, especially without a good reason
take away
to remove someone or something, or make something disappear
to take away
to buy cooked food from a restaurant and take it outside to eat it somewhere else
take away from
to spoil the good effect or success that something has
take back
to admit that you were wrong to say something
take back
to return sth you have bought or borrowed
take back
to make you remember a time in the past
take down
to move something that is fixed in a high position to a lower position
take down
to write down information
take down
to pull a piece of clothing such as trousers part of the way down your legs
take down
to lower the spirit or vanity of
take down
tear down so as to make flat with the ground
take down
to disassemble; dismantle
be taken in
to be completely deceived by someone who lies to you
take in
a: to receive as a guest or lodger; b: to give shelter to
take in
to receive into the mind : perceive, absorb
take in
American English to collect or earn a particular amount of money [= take British English]
take in
British English old-fashioned to take to a police station as a prisoner
take in
to make a piece of clothing fit you by making it narrower [≠ let out]
take off
to remove a piece of clothing [≠ put on]
take off
to leave the surface : begin flight [=lift off]
take off
to suddenly start being successful
take off
to take or allow as a discount : deduct
take off
to spend (a period of time) away from a usual occupation or activity
take off
depart suddenly or hastily
take on
to hire someone
take on
to agree to do some work or be responsible for something
take on
to begin to have a particular quality or appearance
take on
to compete against someone or start a fight with someone, especially someone bigger or better than you
take on
to show one's feelings especially of grief or anger in a demonstrative way
take out
to take someone as your guest to a restaurant, cinema, club etc
take out
to make a financial or legal arrangement with a bank, company, law court etc
take out
to get money from your bank account [= withdraw]
take out
to borrow books from a library
take out
informal to kill someone or destroy something
take out on
to treat someone badly when you are angry or upset, even though it is not their fault
take over
to take control of something
take to
to start to like someone or something
take to
to start doing something regularly
take up
to become interested in a new activity and to spend time doing it
take up
to start a new job or have a new responsibility
take up/up with
to proceed to consider or deal with
take up
to fill a particular amount of time or space
take up/up on
to accept a suggestion, offer, or idea
take up
to move to the exact place where one should be, so that they are ready to do something
take up
to make a piece of clothing shorter [≠ let down]
take up
to continue a story or activity that you or someone else had begun, after a short break