take sb/sth out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “take sb/sth out” in the English Dictionary

"take sb/sth out" in British English

See all translations

take sb/sth out

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
to ​kill someone or ​destroy something: The ​soldiers said that they were ​trying to take out the ​snipers.
(Definition of take sb/sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take sb/sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死(某人), 摧毁(某物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死(某人), 摧毀(某物)…
What is the pronunciation of take sb/sth out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More