Hyphenation of takes

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Definitions of takes:

The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
The average return was about 5%
The act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
Carry out
Take action Take steps Take vengeance
Require (time or space)
It took three hours to get to work this morning This event occupied a very short time
Take somebody somewhere
We lead him to our chief Can you take me to the main entrance? He conducted us to the palace
Get into one's hands, take physically
Take a cookie! Can you take this bag
Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
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
Interpret something in a certain way
Convey a particular meaning or impression I read this address as a satire How should I take this message? You can't take credit for this!
Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Bring me the box from the other room Take these letters to the boss This brings me to the main point
Take into one's possession
We are taking an orphan from Romania I'll take three salmon steaks
Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
He takes the bus to work She takes Route 1 to Newark
Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
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
Receive willingly something given or offered
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
Assume, as of positions or roles
She took the job as director of development He occupies the position of manager The young prince will soon occupy the throne
Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Take the case of China Consider the following case
Require as useful, just, or proper
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
Experience or feel or submit to
Take a test Take the plunge
Make a film or photograph of something
Take a scene Shoot a movie
Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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
Serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Have another bowl of chicken soup! I don't take sugar in my coffee
Accept or undergo, often unwillingly
We took a pay cut
Make use of or accept for some purpose
Take a risk Take an opportunity
Take by force
Hitler took the Baltic Republics The army took the fort on the hill
Occupy or take on
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
Admit into a group or community
Accept students for graduate study We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
Take a pulse A reading was taken of the earth's tremors
Be a student of a certain subject
She is reading for the bar exam
Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
The accident claimed three lives The hard work took its toll on her
Head into a specified direction
The escaped convict took to the hills We made for the mountains
Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
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
Be seized or affected in a specified way
Take sick Be taken drunk
Have with oneself
Have on one's person She always takes an umbrella I always carry money She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains
Engage for service under a term of contract
We took an apartment on a quiet street Let's rent a car Shall we take a guide in Rome?
Receive or obtain regularly
We take the Times every day
Buy, select
I'll take a pound of that sausage
To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
Take shelter from the storm
Have sex with
Archaic use He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable
Lay claim to
As of an idea She took credit for the whole idea
Be designed to hold or take
This surface will not take the dye
Be capable of holding or containing
This box won't take all the items The flask holds one gallon
Develop a habit
He took to visiting bars
Proceed along in a vehicle
We drive the turnpike to work
Obtain by winning
Winner takes all He took first prize
Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
He got AIDS She came down with pneumonia She took a chill

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