|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Third person singular
- To grasp with the hands.
- To grab and move to oneself.
- I’ll take that plate off the table.
- To get into one's possession.
- To accept.
- Do you take sugar in your coffee?
- We take all major credit cards.
- (military) To gain a position by force.
- After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.
- To have sex with forcefully, possibly without consent.
- The rapist took his victims in dark alleys.
- To carry, particularly to a particular destination.
- I'll take the plate with me.
- To choose.
- I'll take the blue plates.
- To support or carry without failing or breaking.
- That truck bed will only take two tons.
- To endure or cope with.
- I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell.
- (baseball) To not swing at a pitch
- He’ll probably take this one.
- To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.
- I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To assume or interpret to be.
- Do you take me for a fool?
- I take it you're not going?
- Looking at him as he came into the room, I took him for his father.
- He was often taken to be a man of means.
- To enroll (in a class, or a course of study).
- I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester.
- To participate in, undergo, or experience.
- Aren't you supposed to take your math final today?
- When will you take your vacation?
- I had to take a pee.
- (climbing) To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.
- To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)
- Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.
- To stick, persist, thrive or remain.
- I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't take.
- (cricket) To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.
- (impersonal) To require.
- Looks like it's gonna take a taller person to get that down.
- It takes a village to raise a child.
- (photography) To capture using a photographic camera.
- The photographer took a picture of our family.
- To last or expend [an amount of time].
- I estimate the trip will take about ten minutes.
- For example.
- I've had a lot of problems recently. Take last Monday. The car broke down on the way to work. Then ...etc.
- 1611 — King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
- Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
- (to grasp with the hands): grab, grasp, grip
- (to get into one's possession): confiscate, seize
- (military: to gain a position by force): capture, conquer, seize
- (to have sex with forcefully): have, rape
- An act of taking.
- Something that is taken.
- A (1) profit, (2) reward, (3) bribe, illegal payoff or unethical kickback.
- (1) & (2): He wants half of the take if he helps with the job.
- (3) The mayor is on the take.
- An interpretation or view.
- What’s your take on this issue, Fred?
- (filmology) An attempt to record a scene.
- It’s a take.
- Act seven, scene three, take two.
- (rugby) A catch.
- (acting) A facial gesture in response to an event.
- I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.
- (cricket) A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper.
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