Found 1,832 phrases starting with T:


take apartTo criticise someone.Rate it:
take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:
take awayTo remove something and put it in a different place.Rate it:
take awayTo remove something, either material or abstract, so that a person no longer has it.Rate it:
take awayTo subtract or diminish something.Rate it:
take awayTo leave a memory or impression in one's mind that you think about later.Rate it:
take awayTo make someone leave a place and go somewhere else. Usually not with the person's consent.Rate it:
take awayTo prevent, or limit, someone from being somewhere, or from doing something.Rate it:
take away fromTo make something seem not so good or interesting.Rate it:
take backTo retract an earlier statement.Rate it:
take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:
take backTo resume a relationship.Rate it:
take backTo regain possession of something.Rate it:
take backTo return something.Rate it:
take by stormTo capture by means of a sudden, overwhelming attack.Rate it:
take by stormTo seize, overpower, or captivate in a sudden and forceful manner.Rate it:
take by stormTo rapidly gain great popularity in (a place).Rate it:
take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselvesAlternative form of take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.Rate it:
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:
take coverTo shelter oneselfRate it:
take delight into enjoyRate it:
take downTo lower an item of clothing without removing it.Rate it:
take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:
take downTo remove something from a hanging position.Rate it:
take downTo write a note. Usually to record something that is said.Rate it:
take downTo remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.Rate it:
take down a pegAlternative form of pull down a peg.Rate it:
take effectTo become active; to become effective.Rate it:
take exceptionTo take offense; to object or protest.Rate it:
take exception toExpress offense at; to.Rate it:
take fiveTo break something up.Rate it:
take fiveTo take a five-minute break from some activity, take a short break from some activity.Rate it:
take flightTo flee.Rate it:
take forTo regard as.Rate it:
take forTo consider mistakenly.Rate it:
take forTo defraud; to rip off.Rate it:
take for a rideto deceive someoneRate it:
take for a spinTo test or try out something, especially an automobile.Rate it:
take for a spinTo take, as a companion, for a drive in a motor vehicle.Rate it:
take for grantedTo assume something to be true without verification or proof.Rate it:
take for grantedTo give little attention to or to underestimate the value of, to fail to appreciate.Rate it:
take formTo take shapeRate it:
take guard(For a new batsman, with help from the umpire) to mark a point on the popping crease in front of his wicket so that he knows where it is behind him; to guard.Rate it:
take heartBe courageous; regain one's courage.Rate it:
take heedTo pay attention.Rate it:
take illTo become ill.Rate it:
take inTo deceive; to hoodwink.Rate it:
take inTo foster or adopt a child informally.Rate it:
take inTo shorten or make it smaller.Rate it:
take inTo absorb or comprehend.Rate it:

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