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English definition of “take”

take

verb [T] (ACT)   /teɪk/ (past tense took  /tʊk/, past participle taken  /ˈteɪ·kən/)
to do something: I’ve started taking piano lessons. The government urged both sides to take steps to end the strike. Take is used with many nouns to make a verb phrase: We can’t delay any longer – we have to take action (= to act). In the evening I like to take a walk (= to walk). If you’re tired, you need to take a nap (= to sleep). take effect to take effect means to start working: The medicine should take effect quite quickly. take turns If you take turns, you and other people do the same thing, one after the other: The mothers in our group take turns driving the children to school.
(Definition of take verb (ACT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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