1. taking - noun
· the act of someone who picks up or takes something; "the pickings were easy"; "clothing could be had for the taking"
2. take - verb
· carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
3. take - verb
· require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
4. take - verb
· take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
5. take - verb
· get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
6. take - verb
· 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"
7. take - verb
· 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?"
8. take - verb
· 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"
9. take - verb
· take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
10. take - verb
· 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"
11. take - verb
· 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"
12. take - verb
· 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"
13. take - verb
· 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"
14. take - verb
· take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
15. take - verb
· 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"
16. take - verb
· experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
17. take - verb
· make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
18. take - verb
· 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"
19. take - verb
· serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
20. take - verb
· accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
21. take - verb
· make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
22. take - verb
· take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
23. take - verb
· 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"
24. take - verb
· 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"
25. take - verb
· 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"
26. take - verb
· be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
27. take - verb
· 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"
28. take - verb
· head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
29. take - verb
· 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"
30. take - verb
· be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
31. take - verb
· 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"
32. take - verb
· 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?"
33. take - verb
· receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
34. take - verb
· buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
35. take - verb
· to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
36. take - verb
· have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
Hypernym(s): sleep_together, roll_in_the_hay, love, make_out, make_love, sleep_with, get_laid, have_sex, know, do_it, be_intimate, have_intercourse, have_it_away, have_it_off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie_with, bed, have_a_go_at_it, bang, get_it_on, bonk
37. take - verb
· lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
38. take - verb
· be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
39. take - verb
· be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
40. take - verb
· develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
41. take - verb
· proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
42. take - verb
· obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
43. take - verb
· be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
44. taking - adjective
· very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality"
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