Definition of TAKES

noun : TAKES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption ;

verb : TAKES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

    ) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?" ;

  • 7. (

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

  • 8. (

    ) take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" ;

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) receive willingly something given or offered; "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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne" ;

  • 15. (

    ) experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge" ;

  • 17. (

    ) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "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" ;

  • 19. (

    ) accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut" ;

  • 20. (

    ) make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" ;

  • 21. (

    ) take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill" ;

  • 22. (

    ) occupy or take on; "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" ;

  • 23. (

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

  • 24. (

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

  • 26. (

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

  • 27. (

    ) head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" ;

  • 28. (

    ) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "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" ;

  • 29. (

    ) be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk" ;

  • 30. (

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

  • 33. (

    ) buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage" ;

  • 34. (

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

  • 35. (

    ) have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable" ;

  • 36. (

    ) lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea" ;

  • 37. (

    ) be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye" ;

  • 38. (

    ) be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" ;

  • 39. (

    ) develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars" ;

  • 40. (

    ) proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work" ;

  • 41. (

    ) obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize" ;

  • 42. (

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

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