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take sth from sb

verb uk phrasal verb with take   /teɪk/ (took, taken) us  
If you take words, information, or ideas from another person or piece of work, you use or develop them in some way: The plot is taken from Shakespeare.
Translations of “take sth from sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 從(某人處或某人作品中)引用(或借鑒)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从(某人处或某人作品中)引用(或借鉴)…
(Definition of take sth from sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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