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take sb on

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
  • (EMPLOY)

B2 to ​employ someone: She was taken on as alaboratoryassistant.

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take sb on

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken)
WORKPLACE to ​employ someone: The ​bank is taking on 1,000 new ​staff.
(Definition of take sb on from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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