Translation of "take" - English-Russian dictionary


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

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

брать, носить с собой
I always take my mobile phone with me.

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

брать кого-либо с собой, водить/возить кого-либо куда-либо
I took the kids to the park.

B1 to remove something without permission

брать (без разрешения), присваивать
Someone's taken my coat.

B1 to get hold of something and move it

забирать, отнимать
He reached across and took the glass from her.

B1 to accept something

принимать, соглашаться на что-либо
So, are you going to take the job?
Do you take credit cards?

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.

занимать, требоваться (о времени)
[ + 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.

A2 to swallow or use medicine

принимать (лекарство)
Take two tablets, three times a day.

to measure something

Have you taken her temperature?

B1 to wear a particular size of clothes

носить (размер одежды)
I take a size 12 in trousers.

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

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

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

ехать (на автобусе, поезде и т. д.)
Are you taking the train to Edinburgh?
take a break/rest, etc

B1 to stop working for a period

делать перерыв/передышку и т. д.
take pleasure/pride/an interest, etc

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

получать удовольствие от чего-либо/гордиться чем-либо/интересоваться чем-либо и т. д.
I take great pleasure in cooking.
These women take their jobs very seriously (= think their jobs are very important).
take a look

B1 to look at something

взглянуть на что-либо
Take a look at these photos.

to understand something in a particular way

понимать, толковать что-либо каким-либо образом
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

надо полагать
I take it you're not coming with us.
can't take sth

B2 to not be able to deal with an unpleasant situation

быть не в состоянии терпеть, выносить что-либо
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

поверь мне
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

решать проблемы по мере их поступления, не забегать вперед

to get control of something by force

By morning they had taken the city.

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