Useful Phrasal Verbs with TAKE
Phrasal Verbs with TAKE
Increase your English vocabulary and fluency by learning these important Phrasal Verbs with TAKE.
Take after (somebody) -
to be similar to an older member of your family in appearance or character.
Example: "I take after my father in looks, but people say I've got my mother's character."
Take (something) away -
to remove something
Example: "Waitress! Can you take our plates away, please?"
Take (something) apart -
to disassemble something
Example: "My laptop stopped working, so I took it apart."
Take (something) back -
1) to take something that you have bought back to the shops because it is broken or not suitable
Example: "If you don't like the T-shirt, I can take it back."
2) to admit that something you said was wrong
Example: "I'm sorry. I didn't mean what I said - I take it back."
Take (something) down -
1) to write down information or a statement
Example: "She was reading a book and taking notes down."
2) to dismantle or remove something
Example: "We took the tent down quickly before the storm came."
Take (somebody) in -
to let someone stay in your house
Example: "Don't worry - If you end up losing your apartment, I'll take you in."
Take (something) in -
to fully understand or absorb something
Example: "The view was amazing, so I had to stop for a moment to take it all in."
Take off -
1) to become successful or popular very fast
Example: "Joel's career has really taken off."
2) to leave the ground and fly
Example: "The plane is due to take off in half an hour."
2) to leave somewhere quickly
Example: "He took off early this morning without saying goodbye."
Take (something) on -
to accept some work or responsibility
Example: "I'm afraid I can't take on any extra work at the moment - I'm extremely busy."
Take (somebody) out -
to take someone as your guest to a social event or place of entertainment
Example: "I'm taking my parents out for a meal tomorrow."
Take over (something) -
to take control of something
Example: "It looks like the company is going to be taken over by one of it's competitors."
Take up (something) -
1) to start doing something such as a habit, job, or interest
Example: "I took up skiing last year when I was in France."
2) to fill a particular amount of space or time
Example: "My entire day has been taken up with meetings and phone calls."
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