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English definition of “take”

take

verb [T] (CATCH)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
B2 to get possession of something or someone: Rebels ambushed the train and took several prisoners . The Liberals need just 200 more votes to take the seat from Labour . Centre-left parties look set to take power . Adam , I'd like you to take control of the aircraft now.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting 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’:
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