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Translation of "take" - English-Spanish dictionary

take

verb /teik/ ( past tense took /tuk/, past participle taken)
( often with down, outetc) to reach out for and grasp, hold, lift, pull etc coger, tomar; sacar, extraer He took my hand He took the book down from the shelf He opened the drawer and took out a gun I’ve had a tooth taken out. ( often with away, in, off, out etc) to carry, conduct or lead to another place devolver; llevar; traer; sacar I took the books (back) to the library He’s taking me with him Take her into my office The police took him away I took the dog out for a walk He took her out for dinner. to do or perform some action dar I think I’ll take a walk Will you take a look? He’s going to take a bath to get, receive, buy, rent etc tomar; adquirir I’m taking French lessons I’ll take three kilos of strawberries We took a house in London. ( sometimes with back) to agree to have; to accept; He took my advice ; They refused to take responsibility ; I won’t take that ( insult ) from you! ; I’m afraid we can’t take back goods bought in a sale . aceptar; tolerar to need or require necesitarse, requerir, llevar, tomar How long does it take you to go home? It takes time to do a difficult job like this. to travel by (bus etc) coger, tomar I’m taking the next train to London I took a taxi. to have enough space for tener cabida The car takes five people. to make a note, record etc hacer/sacar (una foto); tomar/medir (la temperatura) He took a photograph of the castle The nurse took the patient’s temperature. to remove, use, occupy etc with or without permission coger, llevarse Someone’s taken my coat He took all my money. to consider (as an example) poner; imaginar Take John for example. to capture or win obtener; ganar He took the first prize. ( often with away, from, off) to make less or smaller by a certain amount restar, sustraer Take (away) four from ten, and that leaves six. to suppose or think (that something is the case) tomar (por) Do you take me for an idiot? to eat or drink tomar Take these pills. to conduct, lead or run; to be in charge or control of tomar a cargo de uno, encargarse de Will you take the class/lecture/meeting this evening? to consider or react or behave to (something) in a certain way tomarse; reaccionar ante He took the news calmly. to feel sentir He took pleasure/pride / a delight / an interest in his work. to go down or go into (a road) tomar Take the second road on the left. taker noun a person who takes (something) especially one who accepts an offer or takes a bet interesado; comprador I offered my friends my car, but there were no takers. takings noun plural the amount of money taken at a concert, in a shop etc caja the day’s takings. take-away noun (British ) food prepared and bought in a restaurant but taken away and eaten somewhere else eg at home; takeout (American) comida para llevar I’ll go and buy a take-away ( also adjective) a take-away meal. (British) a restaurant where such food is prepared and bought. restaurante de comida para llevar be taken up with phrasal verb to be busy or occupied with estar muy ocupado/pillado He’s very taken up with his new job. be taken with/by phrasal verb to find pleasing or attractive gustar mucho algo a alguien He was very taken with the village. take after phrasal verb to be like (someone, especially a parent or relation) in appearance or character parecerse (a), tener parecido (con) She takes after her father. take back phrasal verb to make (someone) remember or think about (something) llevar de nuevo, devolver, trasladar Meeting my old friends took me back to my childhood. to admit that what one has said is not true retirar Take back what you said about my sister! take down phrasal verb to make a note or record of anotar He took down her name and address. take an examination/test to have one’s knowledge or ability tested formally, often in writing hacer un examen, examinarse She took her driving test this morning. take (someone) for phrasal verb to believe (mistakenly) that (someone) is (someone or something else) tomar a alguien por, confundir I took you for your brother. take in phrasal verb to include incluir, comprender, abarcar Literature takes in drama, poetry and the novel. to give (someone) shelter recoger, dar cobijo, acoger He had nowhere to go, so I took him in. to understand and remember entender, comprender, captar, asimilar I didn’t take in what he said. to make (clothes) smaller meterle, achicar I lost a lot of weight, so I had to take all my clothes in. to deceive or cheat engañar, embaucar, dar gato por liebre He took me in with his story. take it from me (that) you can believe me when I say (that) créeme Take it from me – it’s true. take it into one’s head (to) to decide (to) metérsele a alguien algo en la cabeza She took it into her head to go to Spain. take off phrasal verb to remove (clothes etc) quitarse, despojarse (de) He took off his coat. (of an aircraft) to leave the ground despegar The plane took off for Rome ( noun take-off). not to work during (a period of time) tomarse libre I’m taking tomorrow morning off. to imitate someone (often unkindly) imitar He used to take off his teacher to make his friends laugh ( noun take-off). take on phrasal verb to agree to do (work etc); to undertake aceptar He took on the job. to employ contratar They are taking on five hundred more men at the factory. ( with at) to challenge (someone) to a game etc desafiar; jugar contra I’ll take you on at tennis. to get; to assume tomar, asumir His writing took on a completely new meaning. to allow (passengers) to get on or in recoger The bus only stops here to take on passengers. to be upset tomárselo mal; alterarse Don’t take on so! take it out on phrasal verb to be angry with or unpleasant to because one is angry, disappointed etc oneself tomarla con alguien, descargar(se) You’re upset, but there’s no need to take it out on me! take over phrasal verb to take control (of) tomar las riendas, hacerse con el poder; entrar en funciones He has taken the business over ( noun take-over). ( often with from) to do (something) after someone else stops doing it relevar a alguien, tomar el relevo de alguien He retired last year, and I took over (his job) from him. take to phrasal verb to find acceptable or pleasing simpatizar con, empezar a gustar I soon took to her children/idea. to begin to do (something) regularly aficionarse a He took to smoking a pipe. take up phrasal verb to use or occupy (space, time etc) tomar, robar I won’t take up much of your time. to begin doing, playing etc empezar a, emprender He has taken up the violin/teaching. to shorten (clothes) acortar My skirts were too long, so I had them taken up. to lift or raise; to pick up recoger He took up the book in his right hand. take (something) upon oneself phrasal verb to take responsibility for encargarse de I took it upon myself to make sure she arrived safely. take (something) up with (someone) phrasal verb to discuss ( especially a complaint) hablar de, discutir sobre Take the matter up with your MP.see also bring.
(Definition of take from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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