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English definition of “take to sth/doing sth”

take to sth/doing sth

phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb [T] (past tense took, past participle taken)
to start doing something: Dad's taken to swimming every morning.Starting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of take to sth/doing sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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