Spanish translation of 'take to'
intransitive verb + preposition
- (= form liking for)
tomar cariño a algn,
encariñarse con algn
- [surroundings, idea]
⇒ she didn't take kindly to the idea
no le gustó or no le hizo gracia la idea
⇒ they took to one another on the spot
se congeniaron al instante
⇒ I didn't much take to him
no me resultó simpático
- (= form habit of)
⇒ to take to doing sth: she took to inviting them round every Sunday
empezó a invitarles a casa todos los domingos
⇒ she took to telling everyone that ...
le dio por contar a todos que ...
- (= escape to)
⇒ to take to one's bed
⇒ to take to drink
darse a la bebida
Example Sentences Including 'take to'
The ones you think most likely to object may take to the coercion like it was mother's milk.TREASON KEEP (2001)
God knew how long it would take to get an interpreter from the university.Death Speaks Softly
The guests were brought screaming from their beds and had to take to the lifeboats.NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories
Trends of 'take to'
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Translation of take to from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary