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English definition of “take sb on”

take sb on

phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb [T] (past tense took, past participle taken)
EMPLOY B2 to begin to employ someone: We'll be taking on two new members of staff.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
COMPETE to compete against someone: I might take you on at tennis sometime.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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