Translation of "take" - English-Traditional 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)? 丟了甚麼東西嗎?
Here's your pen - I took it by mistake. 你的筆在這裡,我拿錯了。
All her possessions had been taken from her. 她所有財產都被剝奪了。

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

If you take 4 (away) from 12 you get 8. 12減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. 天氣預報說有雨,所以外出時記得帶傘。
The suitcases were taken to San Antonio by mistake. 由於疏忽,手提箱被帶到馬德里了。
Take the book up/down to the third floor of the library. 把書拿到圖書館的四樓。
[ + two objects ] I suggested that he should take her some chocolates/take some chocolates to her (= bring them to her as a present). 我建議他給她帶些巧克力。

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take verb (ACCEPT)

B1 [ T ] to accept or have

Do they take credit cards here? 他們這裡接受信用卡嗎?
Do you take milk in your coffee? 你茶裡要放牛奶嗎?
This container will take (= has room for) six litres. 這種容器容量為六升。
UK Which newspaper do you take (= regularly buy)? 你常買哪種報紙?
He continually abuses her, and she just sits there and takes it. 他不斷辱罵她,而她只坐在那裡默默忍受。
If you think I'm going to take that lying down (= accept it without complaining), you're very much mistaken. 如果你認為我會甘心忍受那一切,那你就大錯特錯了。
I take the/your point (= accept the argument), but I still don't think you should have gone. 我接受你的辯解,可我還是認為你原本就不應該去。

[ 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. 我最近非常忙。就拿上星期來說,我有四個晚上在開會。
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. 這些生物通常被認為是從原始魚類演變而來的。
I could have taken him for (= believed that he was) your brother. 我差點把他當成了你的兄弟。
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.) 我不會幫你偽造他的簽名的!你把我當成甚麼人了?
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. 我無法再忍受。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. 那是我最後的報價——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? 你幫我拿一下袋子,我去開門,好嗎?
He took my arm and led me outside. 他拉住我的手臂,領我到門外。
Take an egg and break it into the bowl. 拿一個雞蛋打在碗裡。
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. 星期六我們要帶孩子們去動物園。
[ + to infinitive ] I took my elderly parents to look at some new houses. 我帶著年邁的父母看了一些新蓋的房子。
[ + -ing verb ] Will you take me swimming tomorrow? 你明天帶我去游泳好嗎?

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

Let me take you to your room. 我帶你去你的房間吧。

[ T ] to go to a social event with someone

Who's taking you to the dance? 誰帶你去參加舞會?

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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. 我總是乘火車——乘火車比開車省事。
She took the 10.30 flight to Edinburgh. 她乘十點半的飛機去愛丁堡。
If you take the road on the left, you'll come to the post office. 走左邊的路就能到郵局。

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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. 跳傘需要很大勇氣。
Transitive verbs take a direct object. 及物動詞帶直接受詞。
[ + -ing verb ] His story took some believing (= was difficult to believe). 他的故事令人難以置信。

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. 烹飪過程只需十分鐘。
[ + to infinitive ] How long does this paint take to dry? 這種油漆要多久才能亁?
[ + obj + noun ] It took us all day to drive home. 我們花了一整天時間開車回家。
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. 我只是去商店買點東西——不會花太長時間的。
take time

to need a long time

Broken bones always take time to heal. 骨折總是要很長時間才能痊癒。

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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. 這種藥每天服用三次。
Do you think she takes drugs? 你認為她在吸毒嗎?

take verb (ACT)

B1 [ T ] to do or perform

Shelley is taking (= studying) economics at university. 謝莉在大學唸經濟學。
UK The Archbishop took our service of thanksgiving. 大主教為我們主持了感恩祈禱儀式。
UK Mr Marshall takes us for (= teaches us) physics. 馬歇爾先生教我們物理。

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. 我想我們將在那裡休息一會兒。
If you're tired you should take a rest (= you should rest). 如果累了,你就應該休息一下。
I always like to take a walk (= to walk) after lunch. 午飯後,我總喜歡散散步。

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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. 我們非常重視炸彈恐嚇事件。

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. 他對孩子們漠不關心。
Don't take any notice of the cameras. 不要理會照相機。
She takes offence too easily. 她很容易生氣。
They took pity on the stray cat and fed it. 他們可憐那隻流浪貓,就給了牠些食物。
I take the view that fuel should be heavily taxed to reduce road use. 我認為應該對燃料課以重稅,以減少公路上的車輛。
take sb by surprise also take sb unawares

to surprise someone

The sudden noise took her by surprise. 那突如其來的巨響嚇了她一跳。

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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. 這次演出第一個星期就收入十萬美元。
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take verb (CATCH)

B2 [ T ] to get possession of something or someone

Rebels ambushed the train and took several prisoners. 叛亂者伏擊火車,俘虜了一些人。
The Liberals need just 200 more votes to take the seat from Labour. 自由黨只需再獲得200票,就可以從工黨手中奪過該席位。
With these wins, the Democrats have now taken the House back from the Republicans.
Centre-left parties look set to take power. 中間偏左的黨派看來很可能要掌權。
Adam, I'd like you to take control of the aircraft now. 亞當,我想現在讓你來操控飛機。

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take verb (WRITE)

B1 [ T ] to write

I hope you're all taking notes. 我希望你們都記筆記。

take verb (PERFORM WELL)

[ I ] to work or perform as expected

These new plants haven't taken - they don't like this dry soil. 這些新植物長得不好——它們不適應這種乾燥的土壤。


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. 這次新演出的票房收入很可觀。

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. 電影裡的這個鏡頭,我們拍了十次才滿意。


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