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 takes money, time, etc., you need to use that for .
    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.