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Verb

Infinitive
to take time

Third person singular
takes time

Simple past
took time

Past participle
taken time

Present participle
taking time

to take time (third-person singular simple present takes time, present participle taking time, simple past took time, past participle taken time)
  1. To require a comparatively long period of time.
    Learning a foreign language takes time.
    It takes time to get used having a step-parent.
  2. To volunteer to spend one's time (doing something).
    He took time to help us with his son with his homework.

Synonyms

  • (require a comparatively long period of time): take a long time, take some time
  • (volunteer to spend one's time): make time for, take the time

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