Quotes containing word "take"

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Sell also: accept, acquire, admit, adopt, aim, ask, assume, bring, carry, charter, choose, claim, conduct, consider, consume, contain, contract, convey, deal, demand, direct, drive, engage, exact, fill, film, get, guide, hire, hold, involve, issue, lead, learn, lease, make, necessitate, need, occupy, pack, payoff, postulate, proceeds, read, remove, rent, require, return, select, shoot, strike, study, submit, subscribe, takings, train, undergo, withdraw, yield

Definitions and meanings of word "take"

• Noun: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; example: "the average return was about 5%"

• Noun: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

• Verb: carry out; examples: "take action", "take steps", "take vengeance"

• Verb: require (time or space); examples: "It took three hours to get to work this morning", "This event occupied a very short time"

• Verb: take somebody somewhere; examples: "We lead him to our chief", "can you take me to the main entrance?", "He conducted us to the palace"

• Verb: get into one's hands, take physically; examples: "Take a cookie!", "Can you take this bag, please"

• Verb: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; examples: "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"

• Verb: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; examples: "I read this address as a satire", "How should I take this message?", "You can't take credit for this!"

• Verb: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; examples: "Bring me the box from the other room", "Take these letters to the boss", "This brings me to the main point"

• Verb: take into one's possession; examples: "We are taking an orphan from Romania", "I'll take three salmon steaks"

• Verb: require as useful, just, or proper; examples: "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"

• Verb: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; examples: "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"

• Verb: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; examples: "He takes the bus to work", "She takes Route 1 to Newark"

• Verb: receive willingly something given or offered; examples: "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"

• Verb: assume, as of positions or roles; example: "She took the job as director of development"

• Verb: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; examples: "Take the case of China", "Consider the following case"

• Verb: experience or feel or submit to; examples: "Take a test", "Take the plunge"

• Verb: make a film or photograph of something; examples: "take a scene", "shoot a movie"

• Verb: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; examples: "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"

• Verb: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; examples: "Have another bowl of chicken soup!", "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

• Verb: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; example: "We took a pay cut"

• Verb: make use of or accept for some purpose; examples: "take a risk", "take an opportunity"

• Verb: take by force; examples: "Hitler took the Baltic Republics", "The army took the fort on the hill"

• Verb: occupy or take on; examples: "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"

• Verb: admit into a group or community; examples: "accept students for graduate study", "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

• Verb: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; examples: "take a pulse", "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

• Verb: be a student of a certain subject; example: "She is reading for the bar exam"

• Verb: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; examples: "the accident claimed three lives", "The hard work took its toll on her"

• Verb: head into a specified direction; examples: "The escaped convict took to the hills", "We made for the mountains"

• Verb: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; examples: "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"

• Verb: be seized or affected in a specified way; examples: "take sick", "be taken drunk"

• Verb: have with oneself; have on one's person; examples: "She always takes an umbrella", "I always carry money", "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

• Verb: engage for service under a term of contract; examples: "We took an apartment on a quiet street", "Let's rent a car", "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

• Verb: receive or obtain by regular payment; example: "We take the Times every day"

• Verb: buy, select; example: "I'll take a pound of that sausage"

• Verb: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; example: "take shelter from the storm"

• Verb: have sex with; archaic use; example: "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

• Verb: lay claim to; as of an idea; example: "She took credit for the whole idea"

• Verb: be designed to hold or take; example: "This surface will not take the dye"

• Verb: be capable of holding or containing; examples: "This box won't take all the items", "The flask holds one gallon"

• Verb: develop a habit; example: "He took to visiting bars"

• Verb: proceed along in a vehicle; example: "We drive the turnpike to work"

• Verb: obtain by winning; examples: "Winner takes all", "He took first prize"

• Verb: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; examples: "He got AIDS", "She came down with pneumonia", "She took a chill"

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They're pushing credit cards. They don't take Visa, but they do take American Express, or they don't take this one, but they take that one, or you'd better bring this one, or if you forget who you are, look on your credit card; it will be there.

Bill Janklow

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My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.

Timothy Leary

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This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion.

Stephen Harper

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I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.

Thabo Mbeki

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I was burned out, and my wife and I were having our first kid, so I wanted to take some time off. In this business, if you take too long, the landscape changes. So the opportunities that were there when I decided to take a break weren't there when I came back.

Chris O'Donnell

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Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else.

Allen West

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Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat. They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished product and say oh yeah we want that. This is a great film but they are hesitant to take the risk when you just see it on paper.

Nia Long

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I take my fun very seriously, whether it's playing the drums or acting in comedy bits. The need to be disciplined about it, and not take it lightly, and not be too casual, is something I take deeply to heart.

Max Weinberg

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Sometimes you take a job for the money, sometimes you take it for the location, sometimes you take it for the script; there are just a number of reasons, and ultimately what you see is the whole landscape of it. But I can tell you from behind the scenes - that's what it is, as an actor.

Viola Davis

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Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, or you'll become affected, pompous and boring.

Shelley Duvall

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Sometimes I don't even pull my shoes off for six weeks at a time, except, you know, just to take a shower. I just take breaks between 24 hours a day, just a break now and then, it don't take me long to rest; maybe 20 to30 minutes sometime, or maybe an hour.

Howard Finster

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You know, we always tried to rationalize by saying you take the good, you take the upside, you got to deal with the downside, you've to take the downside.

Julius Erving

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I take them seriously but I try not to read them. I take them personally, that's why I don't read them. I think people are lying when they say they don't care, that's not true. I take them personally.

Antoine Fuqua

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We can only take it so far, because man can only take it so far, lower self can only take it so far, and you have to realize that the public is only at a certain place.

Alice Cooper

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I would expect illegal alien parents to take care of their children. If it means the kids go back home with them, that's what happens. If it means there are legal relatives in the United States that can take care of them, that can happen to. But I believe it's the parents responsibility to take care of the kids.

Mo Brooks

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Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.

Antonio Porchia

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I'm not better when I force shots. I'm going to take them as they come. They are really sagging in there, trying to take me out of the game. It's my job to find guys. I want to be aggressive and take my shots, but I can't force them.

Tim Duncan

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I got a Valentine's Day card from my girl. It said, 'Take my heart! Take my arms! Take my lips!' Which is just like her. Keeping the best part for herself.

Robert Orben

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For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William Bennett

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Before I got Doctor Who, I went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I went back to take the final grade exam, which is the grade you have to take before you can take the teacher's diploma.

Sarah Sutton

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