31 intr; regularly foll by: from to diminish or detract the actor"s negative performance took from the result of the play  


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33 intr to have actually or produce the intended effect; succeed her vaccicountry took, the glue is taking well  
44 to carry or deliver to a state, position, etc. his ability took him to the forefront in his field  
46 to asparticular or determine by measuring, computing, etc. to take a pulse, take a analysis from a dial  
70 ♦take 5 (or ten) Informal  (chiefly U.S. and also Canadian) to take a break of five (or ten) minutes 
76 ♦take (something) upon oneself 
to assume the right to perform or obligation for (something)   n 
82  (Printing) a component of an write-up, story, etc., given to a compositor or key-board operator for setting in type 
84 Informal  (chiefly U.S.) a variation or interpretation Cronenberg"s harsh take on the sci-fi story   (See also)  → take aback  → take after  → take against  → take apart  → take away  → take back  → take down  → take for  → take in  → take off  → take on  → take out  → take over  → take to  → take up   (Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; pertained to Gothic tekan to touch) ♦ takable, takeable  adj 
4 preparing and also selling food for intake away from the premises a takeaway Indian restaurant    n 
♦ takeaway  (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.) 
6 a meal bought at such a shop or restaurant we"ll have actually a Chinese takeameans tonight to save cooking   (Scot. word (for senses 3--6)) carry-out  (UNITED STATE and also Canadian word (for senses 3--6)) takeout 
3 to reduced or alleviate in power, arrogance, and so on (esp. in the phrase to take down a peg)   adj ♦ take-down 
take for   vb tr, prep Informal to think about or suppose to be, esp. mistakenly the fake coins were taken for actual, that execute you take me for?  
take-house pay 
  n the remainder of one"s pay after all revenue tax and various other compulsory deductions have been made 
8 the phase of a country"s economic breakthrough as soon as rapid and also sustained financial expansion is initially achieved 
4  (Bridge) to bid a various suit from (one"s partner) in order to rescue him from a challenging contract 
9 ♦take someone out of himself 
Informal to make someone forgain his anxieties, troubles, etc.   adj ♦ takeout 
10  (Bridge) of or designating a conventional informatory bid, asking one"s companion to bid an additional suit   adj   n 
2  (Austral. and also N.Z.) to occupy and break in (uncultivated land) he took up some thousands of acres in the earlier country  
15 modifier denoting the component of a system on which film, tape, or wire is wound up a take-up spool on a tape recorder  


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