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take

noun
 
 
/teɪk/
[U] FINANCE, COMMERCE money that is received from sales or as payment for something: The players now get 75% of the take. Tour operators had come to rely on the commission from insurance to increase their take. Last weekend's take was down over 50%.
be on the take disapproving informal to accept money for helping someone to do something illegal: They vowed to punish officials on the take.
Translations of “take”
in Spanish toma…
in French prise de vue(s)…
in German die Szenenaufnahme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 收取,收入…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 收取,收入…
(Definition of take noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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