English translation of 'तक'
1. along preposition
If you move or look along something, you move or look towards one end of it.
Newman walked along the street.
The young man led Mark along a corridor.
I looked along the length of the building.
2. and conjunction
You use and to link two identical words or phrases to emphasize their degree or to suggest that something continues or increases over a period of time.
We talked for hours and hours.
Learning becomes more and more difficult.
3. far adverb
You use far to indicate the extent to which something happens.
How far did the film tell the truth about Queen Victoria?
4. for preposition
You use for to say how far something extends.
We drove on for a few miles.
5. for preposition
You use for to say how long something lasts or continues.
She sat on her bed for a few minutes.
They talked for a bit.
6. pending preposition
If something is done pending a future event, it is done until that event happens.
He was later released pending further enquiries.
7. till preposition, conjunction
Till is often used instead of until.
They had to wait till Monday.
They slept till the alarm woke them.
8. to preposition
You use to when indicating the last thing in a range of things.
I read everything from fiction to history and science.
9. towards preposition
If something happens towards a particular time, it happens just before that time.
The Channel tunnel was due to open towards the end of 1993.
10. until preposition, conjunction
If something happens until a particular time, it happens during the period before that time and stops at that time.
She lived in Canada until 2004.
I waited until it got dark.
11. up in phrases
If something happens up to or up until a particular time, it happens until that time.
Please feel free to call me any time up until half past nine.
12. up in phrases
You use up to to say how large something can be or what level it has reached.
It could be up to two years before the building is finished.
13. up adverb
If you go up to something or someone, you move to the place where they are and stop there.
The girl ran up to the car.
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Translation of तक from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary