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verb (GO WITH)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
A1 [T] to go somewhere with someone, often paying for that person or being responsible for them: We're taking the children to the zoo on Saturday. [+ to infinitive] I took my elderly parents to look at some new houses. [+ -ing verb] Will you take me swimming tomorrow?Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way [T] to show someone how to get to somewhere by going there with them: Let me take you to your room.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way [T] to go to a social event with someone: Who's taking you to the dance?Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way 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 (GO WITH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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