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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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take overTo assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.Rate it:

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take afterIn appearance or habit.Rate it:

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Take With a Grain of SaltTo be in a doubt about something; not to believe entirelyRate it:

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take it to the bankSaid to emphasize that something is known for sure.Rate it:

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take awayTo remove something and put it in a different place.Rate it:

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take inTo receive into your home for the purpose of processing for a fee.Rate it:

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if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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take a bowTo accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.Rate it:

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take apartTo criticise someone.Rate it:

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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:

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take awayTo subtract or diminish something.Rate it:

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take downTo lower an item of clothing without removing it.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a hanging position.Rate it:

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take downTo remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.Rate it:

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take inTo foster or adopt a child informally.Rate it:

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take inTo shorten or make it smaller.Rate it:

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take inTo absorb or comprehend.Rate it:

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take offTo imitate, often in a satirical manner.Rate it:

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take offTo quantify.Rate it:

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take offTo leave unexpectedly, blow the joint, leave in a huff, run out, evacuate, disband, abandon, rush away, fly the coop, jump the rails, jump the gun.Rate it:

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take onTo assume responsibility for.Rate it:

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take onTo attempt to fight or compete.Rate it:

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take prideto be proud of (usually followed by in or of)Rate it:

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take the gilt off the gingerbreadTo take away the most attractive or appealing qualities of something; to destroy the illusion.Rate it:

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take the shadow for the substanceTo be easily deceived, credulous, superficial.Rate it:

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take uponTo take charge of an item of business, or an obligation, as a personal initiative.Rate it:

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take offTo depart.Rate it:

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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger groupRate it:

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take a dirt napTo die.Rate it:

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take abackTo surprise or shock; to discomfit.Rate it:

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take overTo adopt a further responsibility or duty.Rate it:

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take a spinTo go for a ride; especially, to try riding or driving something.Rate it:

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take afterTo follow someone's example.Rate it:

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take aimTo position oneself and/or one's weapon so as to be aimed specifically at a chosen mark or target (which is indicated after 'at')Rate it:

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take the bitter with the sweetTo accept positive things with negative things.Rate it:

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please take it down a notch or two!Your objections are expressed in strong tones of violence!Rate it:

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take a bulletTo purposely receive a gunshot that was intended for another.Rate it:

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take a ganderTo take a look; to check or examine.Rate it:

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take a napto sleep brieflyRate it:

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take it outsideTo take a fight to a more violent level, especially by moving it to an outside place.Rate it:

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take no prisonersTo be uncompromising.Rate it:

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take the bull by the hornsGrab-on, Grasp, Seize, wrestle, wrest an item, confront a situation, a challenge, a problem.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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all students take calculusA mnemonic for the sign values of all the trigonometric functions in the two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. The initial letters ASTC — for all, sine, tangent, cosine — signify which of the functions are positive, in the order of the quadrants, starting at the top right and moving counterclockwise.Rate it:

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devil take the hindmostAn imprecation that everyone should look after their own interests, leaving those who cannot cope to whatever fate befalls them.Rate it:

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Don't Take Any Wooden NickelsDon't allow anybody deceive you or take advantage of youRate it:

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don't take any wooden nickelsDo not permit yourself be cheated or duped; do not be naive.Rate it:

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give and takeA process of compromise or accommodation.Rate it:

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give or takeApproximately; plus or minus some unknown amount.Rate it:

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