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  • 1 Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …

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  • 2 Take — Take, v. i. 1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. Shak. [1913 Webster] When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise. Bacon.… …

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  • 3 Take Me as I Am — may refer to: * Take Me as I Am , a song from the Broadway Musical Jekyll and Hyde * Take Me as I Am (album), a 1993 album by Faith Hill:* Take Me As I Am (Faith Hill song), a single from this album * Take Me as I Am (song), a 2006 single by Mary …

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  • 4 take it — {v. phr.} 1. To get an idea or impression; understand from what is said or done. Usually used with I . * /I take it from your silence that you don t want to go./ 2. {informal} To bear trouble, hard work, criticism; not give up or weaken. * /Henry …

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  • 5 take it — {v. phr.} 1. To get an idea or impression; understand from what is said or done. Usually used with I . * /I take it from your silence that you don t want to go./ 2. {informal} To bear trouble, hard work, criticism; not give up or weaken. * /Henry …

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  • 6 Take — (t[=a]k), obs. p. p. of {Take}. Taken. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Take — Take, n. 1. That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Take-in — n. Imposition; fraud. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Take-up — n. (Mach.) That 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Take 30 — (also expressed as Take Thirty ) was a Canadian television newsmagazine series, which aired on CBC Television from 1962 to 1983. An afternoon series originally designed as a women s show , the series gradually evolved into a showcase for serious… …

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  • 11 take — I. verb (took; taken; taking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to get into one s hands or into one s possession, power, or… …

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  • 12 Take — For other uses, see The Take (disambiguation). A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production. Contents 1 Film 1.1 Multiple takes 2 Other 3 …

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  • 13 Take on Me — Infobox Single Name = Take on Me Artist = a ha from Album = Hunting High and Low Released = 19 October 1984 B side = Love Is Reason Format = 7 single, 12 single Recorded = 1984 Genre = Synthpop New Wave Length = 3:46 Label = Warner Bros. Records… …

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  • 14 Take 6 — Infobox musical artist Name = Take 6 Img capt = Take 6 performs for U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush during a Black Music Month celebration in the East Room of the White House on June 30, 2001. Img size = Landscape =… …

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  • 15 take up — {v.} 1. To remove by taking in. * /Use a blotter to take up the spilled ink./ * /When the vacuum cleaner bag is full, it will not take up dirt from the rug./ 2. To fill or to occupy. * /All his evenings were taken up with study./ * /The oceans… …

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  • 16 take up — {v.} 1. To remove by taking in. * /Use a blotter to take up the spilled ink./ * /When the vacuum cleaner bag is full, it will not take up dirt from the rug./ 2. To fill or to occupy. * /All his evenings were taken up with study./ * /The oceans… …

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  • 17 Take It EZ — Infobox Single Name = Take It EZ Artist = Common Sense from Album = Can I Borrow a Dollar? B side = Soul by the Pound Released = September 2, 1992 Format = 12 inch single, Vinyl Recorded = Genre = Chicago hip hop Length = 4:08 Label = Relativity… …

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  • 18 take — See: CAN TAKE IT WITH ONE, GIVE AND TAKE, GIVE ONE AN INCH AND HE WILL TAKE A MILE, GIVE OR TAKE, SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE …

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  • 20 take up — verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. pick up, lift < took up the carpet > 2. a. to begin to occupy (land) b. to gather from a number of sources < took up a collection > 3 …

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