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English definition of “take”

take

verb (REACTION)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
B2 [T] to have or come to have a particular feeling or opinion: He doesn't take any interest in his children. Don't take any notice of the cameras. She takes offence too easily. They took pity on the stray cat and fed it. I take the view that fuel should be heavily taxed to reduce road use.Feelings - general wordsExpressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions take sb unawares (also take sb by surprise) to surprise someone: The sudden noise took her unawares.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset 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: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 (REACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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