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Spanish translation of “take”

take

verb /teik/ (past tense took /tuk/, past participle taken)
( often with down, outetc) to reach out for and grasp, hold, lift, pull etc
coger, tomar; sacar, extraer
He took my hand He took the book down from the shelf He opened the drawer and took out a gun I’ve had a tooth taken out.
( often with away, in, off, out etc) to carry, conduct or lead to another place
devolver; llevar; traer; sacar
I took the books (back) to the library He’s taking me with him Take her into my office The police took him away I took the dog out for a walk He took her out for dinner.
to do or perform some action
dar
I think I’ll take a walk Will you take a look? He’s going to take a bath
to get, receive, buy, rent etc
tomar; adquirir
I’m taking French lessons I’ll take three kilos of strawberries We took a house in London.
( sometimes with back) to agree to have; to accept; He took my advice ; They refused to take responsibility ; I won’t take that ( insult ) from you! ; I’m afraid we can’t take back goods bought in a sale .
aceptar; tolerar
to need or require
necesitarse, requerir, llevar, tomar
How long does it take you to go home? It takes time to do a difficult job like this.
to travel by (bus etc)
coger, tomar
I’m taking the next train to London I took a taxi.
to have enough space for
tener cabida
The car takes five people.
to make a note, record etc
hacer/sacar (una foto); tomar/medir (la temperatura)
He took a photograph of the castle The nurse took the patient’s temperature.
to remove, use, occupy etc with or without permission
coger, llevarse
Someone’s taken my coat He took all my money.
to consider (as an example)
poner; imaginar
Take John for example.
to capture or win
obtener; ganar
He took the first prize.
( often with away, from, off) to make less or smaller by a certain amount
restar, sustraer
Take (away) four from ten, and that leaves six.
to suppose or think (that something is the case)
tomar (por)
Do you take me for an idiot?
to eat or drink
tomar
Take these pills.
to conduct, lead or run; to be in charge or control of
tomar a cargo de uno, encargarse de
Will you take the class/lecture/meeting this evening?
to consider or react or behave to (something) in a certain way
tomarse; reaccionar ante
He took the news calmly.
to feel
sentir
He took pleasure/pride / a delight / an interest in his work.
to go down or go into (a road)
tomar
Take the second road on the left.
taker noun a person who takes (something) especially one who accepts an offer or takes a bet
interesado; comprador
I offered my friends my car, but there were no takers.
takings noun plural the amount of money taken at a concert, in a shop etc
caja
the day’s takings.
take-away noun (British ) food prepared and bought in a restaurant but taken away and eaten somewhere else eg at home; takeout (American)
comida para llevar
I’ll go and buy a take-away ( also adjective) a take-away meal.
(British) a restaurant where such food is prepared and bought.
restaurante de comida para llevar
be taken up with phrasal verb to be busy or occupied with
estar muy ocupado/pillado
He’s very taken up with his new job.
be taken with/by phrasal verb to find pleasing or attractive
gustar mucho algo a alguien
He was very taken with the village.
take after phrasal verb to be like (someone, especially a parent or relation) in appearance or character
parecerse (a), tener parecido (con)
She takes after her father.
take back phrasal verb to make (someone) remember or think about (something)
llevar de nuevo, devolver, trasladar
Meeting my old friends took me back to my childhood.
to admit that what one has said is not true
retirar
Take back what you said about my sister!
take down phrasal verb to make a note or record of
anotar
He took down her name and address.
take an examination/test to have one’s knowledge or ability tested formally, often in writing
hacer un examen, examinarse
She took her driving test this morning.
take (someone) for phrasal verb to believe (mistakenly) that (someone) is (someone or something else)
tomar a alguien por, confundir
I took you for your brother.
take in phrasal verb to include
incluir, comprender, abarcar
Literature takes in drama, poetry and the novel.
to give (someone) shelter
recoger, dar cobijo, acoger
He had nowhere to go, so I took him in.
to understand and remember
entender, comprender, captar, asimilar
I didn’t take in what he said.
to make (clothes) smaller
meterle, achicar
I lost a lot of weight, so I had to take all my clothes in.
to deceive or cheat
engañar, embaucar, dar gato por liebre
He took me in with his story.
take it from me (that) you can believe me when I say (that)
créeme
Take it from me – it’s true.
take it into one’s head (to) to decide (to)
metérsele a alguien algo en la cabeza
She took it into her head to go to Spain.
take off phrasal verb to remove (clothes etc)
quitarse, despojarse (de)
He took off his coat.
(of an aircraft) to leave the ground
despegar
The plane took off for Rome ( noun take-off).
not to work during (a period of time)
tomarse libre
I’m taking tomorrow morning off.
to imitate someone (often unkindly)
imitar
He used to take off his teacher to make his friends laugh ( noun take-off).
take on phrasal verb to agree to do (work etc); to undertake
aceptar
He took on the job.
to employ
contratar
They are taking on five hundred more men at the factory.
( with at) to challenge (someone) to a game etc
desafiar; jugar contra
I’ll take you on at tennis.
to get; to assume
tomar, asumir
His writing took on a completely new meaning.
to allow (passengers) to get on or in
recoger
The bus only stops here to take on passengers.
to be upset
tomárselo mal; alterarse
Don’t take on so!
take it out on phrasal verb to be angry with or unpleasant to because one is angry, disappointed etc oneself
tomarla con alguien, descargar(se)
You’re upset, but there’s no need to take it out on me!
take over phrasal verb to take control (of)
tomar las riendas, hacerse con el poder; entrar en funciones
He has taken the business over ( noun take-over).
( often with from) to do (something) after someone else stops doing it
relevar a alguien, tomar el relevo de alguien
He retired last year, and I took over (his job) from him.
take to phrasal verb to find acceptable or pleasing
simpatizar con, empezar a gustar
I soon took to her children/idea.
to begin to do (something) regularly
aficionarse a
He took to smoking a pipe.
take up phrasal verb to use or occupy (space, time etc)
tomar, robar
I won’t take up much of your time.
to begin doing, playing etc
empezar a, emprender
He has taken up the violin/teaching.
to shorten (clothes)
acortar
My skirts were too long, so I had them taken up.
to lift or raise; to pick up
recoger
He took up the book in his right hand.
take (something) upon oneself phrasal verb to take responsibility for
encargarse de
I took it upon myself to make sure she arrived safely.
take (something) up with (someone) phrasal verb to discuss ( especially a complaint)
hablar de, discutir sobre
Take the matter up with your MP.
see also bring.
(Definition of take from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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