1. phrasal verb
If you take something out, you remove it permanently from its place. [V n P] ⇒ I got an abscess so he took the tooth out. [V P n] ⇒ When you edit the tape you can take out the giggles.
2. phrasal verb If you take out something such as a loan, a licence, or an insurance policy, you obtain it by fulfilling the conditions and paying the money that is necessary. [V P n] ⇒ They find a house, agree a price, and take out a mortgage through their building society. [Also V n P] 3. phrasal verb If you take someone out, they go somewhere such as a restaurant or theatre with you after you have invited them, and usually you pay for them. [V n P] ⇒ Jessica's grandparents took her out for the day. [V n P + to] ⇒ Reichel took me out to lunch. [V P n] ⇒ ...a father taking out his daughter for a celebratory dinner. 4. phrasal verb → take If you take someone out, you kill them, or injure them so badly that they can no longer fight or do anything to harm you. [informal] [V n P] ⇒ In my neighbourhood, the local crack dealers would have taken him out a long time ago. [Also V P n (not pron)]
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