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English definition of “take”


verb (REMOVE)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
B1 [T] to remove something, especially without permission: Has anything been taken (= stolen)? Here's your pen, I took it by mistake. All her possessions had been taken from her.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things B2 [T] to subtract a number (= remove it from another number): If you take 4 from 12 you get 8. → See also take sth awayAddition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating take sth awayGrammar:Phrases with takeWe use take in a lot of phrases, especially with nouns. In these cases, the meaning of take depends on the noun:See moreGrammar:TakeTake means ‘move with something or someone from where the speaker or listener is to a different place’:See moreGrammar:Take: other meaningsTake can mean ‘remove without permission’:See more
(Definition of take verb (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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