She took the bike by the handles before it swerved into the ditch.
She gripped his hand tightly.
I managed to grab her hand.
an otter seizing a fish
He knelt beside her and caught her hand in both of his.
She was clutching a photograph in her hand.
get hold of,
Mary clasped the children to her desperately.
take hold of,
lay hold of
I'll take these papers home and read them.
He carried the plate through to the dining room.
My father brought home a book for me.
a surveyor and his assistant bearing a torch
There's no petrol so it's difficult to transport goods.
They ferried in more soldiers to help with the search.
A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
They borrowed our boats to convey themselves across the river.
She fetched a towel from the bathroom.
I've been trying to reduce the amount of stuff I cart round with me.
to accompany or escortShe was taken to hospital.
Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
He led him into the house.
I brought him inside and dried him off.
She took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
I escorted him to the door.
He ordered the combined fleet to convoy troops to Naples.
They were quickly ushered away.
hold (someone's) hand
to remove from a place, usually by grasping with the handHe took a handkerchief from his pocket.
Remove the cake from the oven.
They still have to draw their water from wells.
Wes was in the yard pulling weeds when we drove up.
Cassandra withdrew her hand from Roger's.
He reached into his pocket and withdrew a piece of paper.
He extracted a small notebook from his pocket.
The author has abstracted poems from earlier books.
to obtain possession of (something), often dishonestlyThe burglars took just about anything they could carry.
Anybody could walk in here and steal stuff.
nick (slang, mainly British),
We used to nick biscuits from the kitchen.
What do they think about your appropriating their music and culture?
He pocketed some coins he found on the street.
pinch (informal), , ,
pickpockets who pinched his wallet
swipe (slang), ,
People kept trying to swipe my copy of the New York Times.
run off with, , ,
I have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.
He was caught purloining books from the library.
I filched some notes from his wallet.
help yourself to,
gain possession of
to seize or captureThey took the enemy base.
The police gave chase and captured him as he was trying to escape.
Seven people were arrested for minor offences.
seize the means of production
take into custody,
The spider must wait for the prey to be ensnared in its web.
The whale's mouth contains filters which entrap plankton.
lay hold of
to stand up to or endureHis rudeness was becoming hard to take.
She can no longer tolerate the position that she's in.
He hates vegetables and can't stand curry.
She bore her sufferings bravely.
She doesn't suffer fools gladly and, in her view, most people are fools.
The company has weathered the recession.
They had to brave her anger and confess.
I could never stomach the cruelty involved in the wounding of animals.
I simply can't endure another moment of her company.
New recruits have been undergoing training in recent weeks.
The army will brook no weakening of its power.
I can't hack all the violence
I can't abide people who can't make up their minds.
A politician has to be able to withstand criticism from the Press.
The planners will not countenance any changes to the exterior of the barn.
The journey took a long time.
carry on for,
run on for,
keep on for
to require (time, resources, or ability)Walking across the room took all her strength.
This requires thought, effort, and a certain ruthlessness.
The building needs quite a few repairs.
Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed.
The task demands much patience and hard work.
Such a decision would entail a huge risk.
A prolonged drought had necessitated the introduction of water rationing.
to accept (something that is offered or given)When I took the job, I thought I could change the system.
Everyone told me I should accept the job.
She will assume the role of Chief Executive.
She undertook the arduous task of monitoring the elections.
Pupils should be helped to adopt a positive approach.
The government will take comfort from the latest opinion poll.
(of a shop, club, etc.) to make (a specified amount of money) from sales, tickets, etc.The firm took £100,000 in bookings.
The dancers can earn up to £130 for each session.
How much money did we make?
The state government expects to net about 1.46 billion rupees.
A selection of correspondence from P.G. Wodehouse realized £1,232.
So far the films have grossed nearly £290 million.
He took the gold medal in the 100 metres.
The first correct entry will win the prize.
be awarded, ,
She landed a place on the graduate training scheme.
be given, ,
The smart ones will have already bagged their seats.
His achievements helped him to secure the job.
They collected donations for a fund to help the earthquake victims.
films which scooped awards around the world
be presented with, ,
walk away or off with
to accept (responsibility, blame, or credit)She was reluctant to take all the credit.
to receive in a specified wayHe had taken the news badly.
Taken in isolation, these statements can be dangerous.
Consider how much you can afford to pay.
I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.
He examined her passport and stamped it.
He lay in his hospital bed and cried as he contemplated his future.
He didn't waste time pondering the question.
mull over, ,
She had been mulling over the idea of making a movie.
give thought to,
They've turned sensible, if you take my meaning.
I think you understand my meaning.
Can you follow the plot so far?
I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
You don't seem to get the point.
Oh, I see what you're saying.
The Government has not yet grasped the seriousness of the crisis.
Only now can I begin to apprehend the power of these forces.
to choose or select (something to use or buy)I'll take the grilled tuna sandwich, please.
He had to take a different route home.
You can travel to Helsinki tomorrow.
It took us an hour to go three miles.
She has journeyed on horseback through Africa and Turkey.
They walked in silence for a while.
He progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction.
She proceeded along the hallway.
The boat is currently voyaging through the Barents Sea.
make your way
My wife and I have taken the cottage for a month.
To hire a car you must produce a current driving licence.
She booked herself a flight home last night.
He rented a car.
She went to Toronto, where she leased an apartment.
I'll reserve a table for five.
I managed to engage a room for the night.
make a reservation for
Before the Chronicle I used to take the Guardian.
to use as a means of transportWe'll take a train home.
make use of,
to work at or studyStudents may take European and American history.
The rehearsals make it difficult for her to study for her law exams.
Their children were going to learn English.
She's doing English for her Higher Certificate.
He is now reading maths at Harvard.
pursuing this line of enquiry
work at, ,
have lessons in
to do or sit (a test, exam, etc.)She took her driving test last week.
people who have performed outstanding acts of bravery
Have him call me.
I was trying to do some work.
I made a gesture at him and turned away.
Prospects for effecting real political change have taken a step backward.
If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
The landing was skilfully executed.
She's been taking allergy medication.
to eat or drinkShe took tea with Nanny every day.
to write down or copyShe sat expressionless, carefully taking notes.
to ascertain by measuringIf he feels hotter than normal, take his temperature.
Measure the length and width of the gap.
The investigation will determine what really happened.
The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
He gauged the wind at over thirty knots.
Try to ascertain what services the bank is offering.
Many companies were prompted to appraise their recruitment policies.
to have a capacity of or room forThe place could just about take 2000 people.
to wear a particular size of shoes or clothesAll of the boys take the same size in shoes.
to have or produce the intended effectIf the cortisone doesn't take, I may have to have surgery.
a passage taken from a talk she gave ten years ago
Ninety-five per cent of business-class seats were taken.
to find and make use of (a seat, flat, etc.)Do you know where cappuccino coffee takes its name from?
He took the opportunity to show off his new car.
He cheated people out of their life savings.
I'll tell you how they did me.
He claimed that the businessman had conned him out of his life savings.
Stop fiddling your expenses account.
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
Consumers are no longer so easily gulled into paying extra for a designer label.
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
trusts that secretly conspired to bilk the public
pull a fast one on (informal)
(informal US) It added another $11.8 million to the take.
one of a series of recordings from which the best will be selectedShe didn't know her lines and we had to do several takes.
a version or interpretationThat sort of thing gives you a different take on who you are.
See take after someone
See take it
See take off
See take on
See take someone in
See take someone off
See take someone on
See take someone out
See take to someone
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in the sense of abide
to tolerateI can't abide people who can't make up their minds.
in the sense of abstract
to remove or extractThe author has abstracted poems from earlier books.
Video: pronunciation of 'take'
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