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take (n):
the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
take (n):
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
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the average return was about 5%
Related Words: returnyield
take (v):
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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remove a threat.
remove a wrapper.
Remove the dirty dishes from the table.
take the gun from your pocket.
This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Related Words: removewithdraw
take (v):
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
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He got AIDS.
She came down with pneumonia.
She took a chill

Related Word: contract
take (v):
ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
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take a pulse.
A reading was taken of the earth's tremors
take (v):
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
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His voice took on a sad tone.
The story took a new turn.
he adopted an air of superiority.
She assumed strange manners.
The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
take (v):
be seized or affected in a specified way
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take sick.
be taken drunk
take (v):
be a student of a certain subject
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She is reading for the bar exam
Related Word: study
take (v):
interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
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I read this address as a satire.
How should I take this message?
You can't take credit for this!

Related Word: read
take (v):
accept or undergo, often unwillingly
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We took a pay cut
Related Words: submit
take (v):
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
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Take any one of these cards.
Choose a good husband for your daughter.
She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Related Word: select
take (v):
take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
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Take the case of China.
Consider the following case

Related Word: consider
take (v):
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
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the accident claimed three lives.
The hard work took its toll on her
take (v):
lay claim to; as of an idea
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She took credit for the whole idea
Related Word: claim
take (v):
make a film or photograph of something
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take a scene.
shoot a movie

Related Words: film
take (v):
obtain by winning
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Winner takes all.
He took first prize
take (v):
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
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Please don't aim at your little brother!
He trained his gun on the burglar.
Don't train your camera on the women.
Take a swipe at one's opponent

Related Word: aim
take (v):
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
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Have another bowl of chicken soup!
I don't take sugar in my coffee

Related Words: consumeingest
take (v):
get into one's hands, take physically
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Take a cookie!
Can you take this bag, please
take (v):
have sex with; archaic use
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He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable
take (v):
travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
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He takes the bus to work.
She takes Route 1 to Newark
take (v):
proceed along in a vehicle
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We drive the turnpike to work
Related Word: drive
take (v):
occupy or take on
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He assumes the lotus position.
She took her seat on the stage.
We took our seats in the orchestra.
She took up her position behind the tree.
strike a pose
take (v):
take somebody somewhere
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We lead him to our chief.
can you take me to the main entrance?
He conducted us to the palace

Related Words: guidelead
take (v):
head into a specified direction
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The escaped convict took to the hills.
We made for the mountains
take (v):
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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Bring me the box from the other room.
Take these letters to the boss.
This brings me to the main point

Related Words: bringconvey
take (v):
experience or feel or submit to
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Take a test.
Take the plunge
take (v):
be capable of holding or containing
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This box won't take all the items.
The flask holds one gallon

Related Word: hold
take (v):
to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
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take shelter from the storm
take (v):
take into one's possession
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We are taking an orphan from Romania.
I'll take three salmon steaks
take (v):
take by force
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Hitler took the Baltic Republics.
The army took the fort on the hill
take (v):
buy, select
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I'll take a pound of that sausage
take (v):
engage for service under a term of contract
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We took an apartment on a quiet street.
Let's rent a car.
Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Related Words: charterleaserent
take (v):
receive or obtain regularly
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We take the Times every day
Related Words: subscribe
take (v):
make use of or accept for some purpose
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take a risk.
take an opportunity

Related Word: accept
take (v):
receive willingly something given or offered
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The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter.
I won't have this dog in my house!
Please accept my present

Related Words: accept
take (v):
admit into a group or community
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accept students for graduate study.
We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
take (v):
require (time or space)
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It took three hours to get to work this morning.
This event occupied a very short time

Related Word: occupy
take (v):
assume, as of positions or roles
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She took the job as director of development.
he occupies the position of manager.
the young prince will soon occupy the throne
take (v):
require as useful, just, or proper
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It takes nerve to do what she did.
success usually requires hard work.
This job asks a lot of patience and skill.
This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice.
This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert.
This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

Related Words: demandnecessitateneedrequire
take (v):
develop a habit
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He took to visiting bars
take (v):
carry out
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take action.
take steps.
take vengeance
take (v):
be designed to hold or take
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This surface will not take the dye
take (v):
have with oneself; have on one's person
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She always takes an umbrella.
I always carry money.
She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Related Word: carry
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Rats desert a sinking ship

Batan gemiyi önce fareler terkeder.
When there were wooden ships in common use, there would always be rats on board. If the ship were to sink the rats would jump off and swim away because they knew the ship was sinking and that they needed to swim to safety/shelter.


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