take

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take is part of the Basic English 850.
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take is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
table - take - talk

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Plain form
take

Third person singular
takes

Simple past
took

Past participle
taken

Present participle
taking

  1. (transitive) If you take an action, you do it.
    I took a walk with my dog. = I walked with my dog.
    I'm going to take a rest. = I'm going to rest.
    I go out after I take a shower. = I'll go out after I shower.
  2. (transitive) If you take something or someone, you bring them from one place to another.
    I don't want this. Can you take it away, please?
    My son was sick, so I took him to the doctor.
  3. (transitive) If x takes money, time, etc., you need to use that for x.
    If we go to your house, it will take one hour.
    That was fun, and it didn't take too much money.

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Noun[change]

Singular
take

Plural
takes

  1. A person's take is his view of something]].
    What is your take on that recent movie? Did you enjoy it?
  2. A take is the reward or profit you get from doing something.
    If help you with this task, I demand you give me part of your take.
  3. A take is part of a performance which is recorded without a break.
    The director was not happy with the first take, so we had to do it again.