Translation of "take" - English-Polish dictionary

take

verb [ T ] uk us /teɪk/ (past tense took, past participle taken)
CARRY

A1 to get and carry something with you when you go somewhere

brać, zabierać
I always take my mobile phone with me.
GO

A1 to go somewhere with someone, often paying for them or being responsible for them

brać, zabierać
I took the kids to the park.
WITHOUT PERMISSION

B1 to remove something without permission

brać, zabierać
Someone's taken my coat.
GET HOLD

B1 to get hold of something and move it

brać, zabierać
He reached across and took the glass from her.
ACCEPT

B1 to accept something

przyjmować
So, are you going to take the job?
Do you take credit cards?
NEED

A2 If something takes a particular amount of time, or a particular quality, you need that amount of time or that quality in order to be able to do it.

zajmować, zabierać, wymagać
[ + to do sth ] It's taken me three days to get here.
It takes a lot of courage to stand up and talk in front of so many people.
MEDICINE

A2 to swallow or use medicine

brać
Take two tablets, three times a day.
MEASURE

to measure something

mierzyć
Have you taken her temperature?
CLOTHES

B1 to wear a particular size of clothes

nosić
I take a size 12 in trousers.
SPACE

to have enough space for a particular number of people or things

mieścić
There's six of us and the car only takes five.
TRAVEL

A2 to travel somewhere by using a bus, train, car, etc, or by using a particular road

jechać
Are you taking the train to Edinburgh?
take a break/rest, etc

B1 to stop working for a period

robić przerwę/odpoczynek itp.
take pleasure/pride/an interest, etc

B2 to have a particular, good feeling about something that you do

znajdować przyjemność/być dumnym/interesować się itp.
These women take their jobs very seriously (= think their jobs are very important).
take a look

B1 to look at something

spoglądać
Take a look at these photos.
UNDERSTAND

to understand something in a particular way

przyjmować, rozumieć
Whatever I say she'll take it the wrong way.
I take it (that)

used when you think that what you say is probably true

rozumiem, że
I take it you're not coming with us.
can't take sth

B2 to not be able to deal with an unpleasant situation

nie móc czegoś znieść, mieć czegoś dosyć
We argue all the time - I really can't take it any more.
take it from me

accept that what I say is true, because I know or have experienced it

możesz mi wierzyć
You could be doing a much less interesting job, take it from me.
take sth as it comes

to deal with something as it happens, without planning for it

radzić sobie z czymś na bieżąco
BY FORCE

to get control of something by force

zajmować
By morning they had taken the city.

(Translation of “take” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)