Translation of "take" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /teɪk/ us /teɪk/ took, taken

take verb (REMOVE)

B1 [ T ] to remove something, especially without permission

Has anything been taken (= stolen)? 丢了什么东西吗?
Here's your pen - I took it by mistake. 你的笔在这里,我拿错了。
All her possessions had been taken from her. 她所有的财产都被剥夺了。

B2 [ T ] to subtract a number (= remove it from another number)

If you take 4 (away) from 12 you get 8. 12减4得8。
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take verb (MOVE)

A1 [ T ] to move something or someone from one place to another

The weather forecast said rain, so take your umbrella (with you) when you go out. 天气预报说有雨,所以外出时记得带伞。
The suitcases were taken to San Antonio by mistake. 由于疏忽,手提箱被带到了马德里。
Take the book up/down to the third floor of the library. 把书拿到图书馆的4层。
[ + two objects ] I suggested that he should take her some chocolates/take some chocolates to her (= bring them to her as a present). 我建议他给她带些巧克力。

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take verb (ACCEPT)

B1 [ T ] to accept or have

Do they take credit cards here? 他们这儿可以刷信用卡吗?
Do you take milk in your coffee? 你茶里要放牛奶吗?
This container will take (= has room for) six litres. 这种容器容量为6升。
UK Which newspaper do you take (= regularly buy)? 你常买哪种报纸?
He continually abuses her, and she just sits there and takes it. 他不断地辱骂她,而她只是坐在那里默默忍受。
If you think I'm going to take that lying down (= accept it without complaining), you're very much mistaken. 如果你认为我会甘心忍受那一切,那你就大错特错了。
I take the/your point (= accept the argument), but I still don't think you should have gone. 我接受你的辩解,可我还是认为你原本就不应该去。

[ T ] used when you want to mention something as a particular example of what you are talking about

I've been very busy recently. Take last week, I had meetings every night after work, except Friday. 我最近忙得不亦乐乎。就拿上星期来说,我有4个晚上在开会。
take to be/take for sth

If you take someone or something to be something, or if you take someone or something for something, you accept or believe that they are that thing.

[ + to infinitive ] These creatures are generally taken to be descended from primitive fishes. 这些生物通常被认为是从原始鱼类演变而来的。
I could have taken him for (= believed that he was) your brother. 我差点把他当成了你的兄弟。
I'm not going to forge his signature for you! What do you take me for? (= You should not believe I could do a thing like that.) 我不会帮你伪造他的签名的!你把我当成什么人了?
can't take sth

B2 to not be able to deal with an unpleasant situation

I can't take it any more. I'm leaving. 我无法再忍受了。我要走了。
take it or leave it

accept or refuse the offer completely

That's my final offer - you can take it or leave it. 那是我最后的报价了——接不接受由你。

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take verb (HOLD)

B1 [ T ] to move in order to hold something in the hand(s)

Can you take this bag while I open the door? 你帮我拿一下包我去开门好吗?
He took my arm and led me outside. 他拉住我的手臂,领我到了门外。
Take an egg and break it into the bowl. 拿一个鸡蛋打在碗里。
He took hold of the plant's root and pulled. 他抓住植物的根部往上拔。

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take verb (GO WITH)

A1 [ T ] to go somewhere with someone, often paying for that person or being responsible for them

We're taking the kids to the zoo on Saturday. 星期六我们要带孩子们去动物园。
[ + to infinitive ] I took my elderly parents to look at some new houses. 我带着年迈的父母看了一些新盖的房子。
[ + -ing verb ] Will you take me swimming tomorrow? 你明天带我去游泳好吗?

[ T ] to show someone how to get to somewhere by going there with them

Let me take you to your room. 我带你去你的房间吧。

[ T ] to go to a social event with someone

Who's taking you to the dance? 谁带你去参加舞会?

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take verb (TRANSPORT)

A2 [ T ] to travel somewhere by using a particular form of transport or a particular vehicle, route, etc.

I always take the train - it's less hassle than a car. 我总是乘火车——乘火车比开车省事。
She took the 10.30 flight to Edinburgh. 她乘10点半的飞机去了爱丁堡。
If you take the road on the left, you'll come to the post office. 走左边的路就能到邮局。

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  • We took a bus to Mexico City.
  • From Heathrow, you can take a taxi.
  • I took the 6.30 train to Manchester.
  • Why don't you take the train to Paris?
  • We took a flight to Denver.

take verb (NEED)

B2 [ T ] to need

Parachuting takes a lot of nerve. 跳伞需要很大的勇气。
Transitive verbs take a direct object. 及物动词带直接宾语。
[ + -ing verb ] His story took some believing (= was difficult to believe). 他的故事令人难以置信。

A2 [ L only + noun ] If something takes a particular time, that period is needed in order to complete it.

The cooking process only takes ten minutes. 烹饪过程只需10分钟。
[ + to infinitive ] How long does this paint take to dry? 这种油漆要多久才能干?
[ + obj + noun ] It took us all day to drive home. 我们开车回家花了一整天的时间。
not take long

A2 to act or happen over a short period of time

I'm just going to the shops - I won't take long. 我只是去商店买点东西——不会花太长时间的。
take time

to need a long time

Broken bones always take time to heal. 骨折总是要很长时间才能痊愈。

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take verb (DRUG/MEDICINE)

A2 to swallow or use a medicine or drug, especially in a regular way

Take this medicine three times a day. 这种药每天服3次。
Do you think she takes drugs? 你认为她在吸毒吗?

take verb (ACT)

B1 [ T ] to do or perform

Shelley is taking (= studying) economics at university. 谢莉在大学里读经济学。
UK The Archbishop took our service of thanksgiving. 大主教为我们主持了感恩祈祷仪式。
UK Mr Marshall takes us for (= teaches us) physics. 马歇尔先生教我们物理。

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. 我想我们将在那儿休息一会儿。
If you're tired you should take a rest (= you should rest). 如果累了你就应该休息一下。
I always like to take a walk (= to walk) after lunch. 午饭后我总喜欢散散步。

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take verb (THINK ABOUT)

B2 [ T ] to think about something or someone in a particular way

We're taking the bomb threats very seriously. 我们对炸弹恐吓事件非常重视。

take verb (REACTION)

B2 [ T ] to have or come to have a particular feeling or opinion

He doesn't take any interest in his children. 他对孩子们一点也不关心。
Don't take any notice of the cameras. 不要理会照相机。
She takes offence too easily. 她很容易生气。
They took pity on the stray cat and fed it. 他们可怜那只流浪猫,就给了它些吃的。
I take the view that fuel should be heavily taxed to reduce road use. 我认为应该对燃料课以重税,以减少公路上的车辆。
take sb by surprise also take sb unawares

to surprise someone

The sudden noise took her by surprise. 突然闹出那么大动静吓了她一跳。

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take verb (MONEY)

mainly UK US usually take in [ T ] to receive money from sales or as payment for entrance to an event

The show took an astonishing $100,000 in its first week. 这次演出第一个星期就收入10万美元。
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take verb (CATCH)

B2 [ T ] to get possession of something or someone

Rebels ambushed the train and took several prisoners. 叛乱者伏击了火车,俘虏了一些人。
The Liberals need just 200 more votes to take the seat from Labour. 自由党只需再获得200票,就可以从工党手中夺过该席位。
With these wins, the Democrats have now taken the House back from the Republicans.
Centre-left parties look set to take power. 中间偏左的党派看来很可能要掌权。
Adam, I'd like you to take control of the aircraft now. 亚当,我想现在让你来操控飞行器。

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take verb (WRITE)

B1 [ T ] to write

I hope you're all taking notes. 我希望你们都记笔记。

take verb (PERFORM WELL)

[ I ] to work or perform as expected

These new plants haven't taken - they don't like this dry soil. 这些新植物长得不好——它们不适应这种干燥的土壤。


uk /teɪk/ us /teɪk/

take noun (MONEY)

[ U ] money that is received from sales or as payment for entrance to an event

The box office take was huge for the new show. 这次新演出的票房收入很可观。

take noun (FILM)

[ C ] the filming of a scene (= small part of a film)

This scene needed ten takes before we felt it was right. 电影里的这个镜头我们拍了10次才感到满意。


(Translation of “take” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)