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English definition of “take”


verb (ACT)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
B1 [T] to do or perform : The Archbishop took our service of thanksgiving . Shelley is taking (= studying ) economics at university .UK Mr Marshall takes us for (= teaches us) physics .Performing a functionFunctioning B1 [T] used with many nouns to make a verb phrase that is equal in meaning to the related verb : I think we'll take a break (= we'll stop for a break ) there. If you're tired you should take a rest (= you should rest ). I always like to take a walk (= to walk ) after lunch . Grammar:Phrases with takeWe use take in a lot of phrases, especially with nouns. In these cases, the meaning of take depends on the noun:Grammar:TakeTake means ‘move with something or someone from where the speaker or listener is to a different place’:Grammar:Take: other meaningsTake can mean ‘remove without permission’:
(Definition of take verb (ACT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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